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The Resource A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines

A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines

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A gathering of old men
Title
A gathering of old men
Statement of responsibility
Ernest J. Gaines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The murder of a white Cajun farmer named Boutan unleashes a fury of buried hatred and defiance, as Sheriff Mapes tries to indentify the killer and prevent revenge at the hands of a black man. 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. A fine novel...there is a denouement that will shock and move readers as much as it does the characters
Summary
When Sheriff Mapes is summoned to a sugarcane plantation to find a dead Cajun farmer, he knows who committed the crime. Mapes finds himself powerless, however, when nearly 20 elderly black men confess to the murder. Can justice be served, or will the dead man's brutish father pass judgment his way?
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Character
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028692
Cataloging source
PWmBRO
Index
no index present
Intended audience
650
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Lexile
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13642908
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780679738909
Lccn
91058064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PWmBRO)01353284
  • (Sirsi) i9780679738909
Label
A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13642908
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780679738909
Lccn
91058064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PWmBRO)01353284
  • (Sirsi) i9780679738909

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