A gathering of old men

Ernest J. Gaines, 1933-

Book - 1983

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Published
New York : Knopf c1983.
Language
English
Physical Description
214 p.
ISBN
0679738908
0394514688
Main Author
Ernest J. Gaines, 1933- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

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

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man--set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s.The Village Voice called A Gathering of Old Men “the best-written novel on Southern race relations in over a decade.”