A Gathering of Old Men

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Stirring, heroic, and wonderfully laced with the musical languages of the Bayou, Ernest J. Gaines-the foremost voice in contemporary African American literature-adds another breathtaking saga to his canon with A Gathering of Old Men. 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? Building to a climax that is as stunning as it is inevitable, A Gathering of Old Men powerfully describes the racial tensions in 1970s Louisiana. Narrators Peter Francis James, Michelle-Denise Woods, Sally Darling, Graham Brown, Murphy Guyer, Tom Stechschulte and Mark Hammer bring Gaines' masterful prose to vivid life. This insightful novel takes its place among Gaines' thought-provoking classics, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and In My Father's House.


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A Gathering of Old Men
Product Number: BX00074285
Product Number:C2217
Product Number:Z14694

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Ernest J. Gaines
Product Number C2217
Released: Dec 20, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402553394
Author(s): Ernest J. Gaines
Product Number EB00172862
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307830388
Homework Pack
Author(s): Ernest J. Gaines
Product Number 3A270
Released: Apr 22, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402553400
Class Set
Author(s): Ernest J. Gaines
Product Number 3K270
Released: Dec 01, 2006
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ISBN: #9781402553417
Text - Paperback
Author(s): Ernest J. Gaines
Product Number 13065
Released: Mar 01, 2000
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Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: #9780679738909

Professional reviews

"Sheriff Mapes knows who is responsible for the dead Cajun farmer, but 20 elderly men in the parish appear on the front porch with shotguns and confess to the crime. This dignified novel of racial indignities has several narrators, each one speaking a different viewpoint, some more adept than others. J.P. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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