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A Gathering of Old Men (edition 1992)
A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679738908, Paperback)Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.
"Poignant, powerful, earthy...a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance for the murder of one of their own."--Booklist
"A fine novel...there is a denouement that will shock and move readers as much as it does the characters."--Philadelphia Inquirer
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:54 -0400)
Set on a Louisiana sugar cane plantation in the 1970s, the book is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.
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