In my father's house

Ernest J. Gaines, 1933-

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Published
New York : Vintage Books 1992.
Edition
1st Vintage international ed
Language
English
Physical Description
214 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN
0679727914
Main Author
Ernest J. Gaines, 1933- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The arrival in a southern town of a young, unkempt man results in a sudden confrontation with past sin and error on the part of the town's most respected Black man, Reverend Phillip Martin

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past... In St. Adrienne, a small black community in Louisiana, Reverend Phillip Martin'a respected minister and civil rights leader'comes face to face with the sins of his youth in the person of Robert X, a young, unkempt stranger who arrives in town for a mysterious "meeting" with the Reverend.   In the confrontation between the two, the young man's secret burden explodes into the open, and Phillip Martin begins a long-neglected journey into his youth to discover how destructive his former life was, for himself and for those around him. ''on every page there's an authentic moment, or a dead-right knot of conversation, or a truer-than-true turn of phrase'''Kirkus Reviews

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past... In St. Adrienne, a small black community in Louisiana, Reverend Phillip Martin—a respected minister and civil rights leader—comes face to face with the sins of his youth in the person of Robert X, a young, unkempt stranger who arrives in town for a mysterious "meeting" with the Reverend.   In the confrontation between the two, the young man's secret burden explodes into the open, and Phillip Martin begins a long-neglected journey into his youth to discover how destructive his former life was, for himself and for those around him. “…on every page there's an authentic moment, or a dead-right knot of conversation, or a truer-than-true turn of phrase…”—Kirkus Reviews