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

A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines

Label
A gathering of old men
Title
A gathering of old men
Statement of responsibility
Ernest J. Gaines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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?
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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028692
Cataloging source
OKI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaines, Ernest J.
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Label
A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm26377099
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780679738909
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
91058064
System control number
(Sirsi) ABJ-2046
Label
A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Control code
ocm26377099
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780679738909
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
91058064
System control number
(Sirsi) ABJ-2046

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