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A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines

By Ernest J. Gaines

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation within the Seventies, A accumulating of previous Men is a strong depiction of racial tensions coming up over the loss of life of a Cajun farmer by the hands of a black man.

"Poignant, robust, earthy...a novel of Southern racial war of words during which a bunch of aged black males band jointly opposed to whites who search vengeance for the homicide of 1 in their own."--Booklist

"A superb novel...there is a denouement that may surprise and movement readers up to it does the characters."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation within the Nineteen Seventies, a meeting of outdated males is a strong depiction of racial tensions bobbing up over the dying of a Cajun farmer by the hands of a black man.

"Poignant, strong, earthy. .. a unique of Southern racial disagreement within which a gaggle of aged black males band jointly opposed to whites who search vengeance for the homicide of 1 in their personal. "--Booklist

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USA Today FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, FEBRUARY 1995 Copyright © 1994 by Kodansha International Ltd. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. , New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. , Tokyo, in 1988. , New York, in 1994. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Murakami, Haruki, 1949- [Dansu dansu dansu. English] Dance dance dance : a novel / by Haruki Murakami : translated by Alfred Birnbaum.

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