From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.
Gaines's NBCC Award-winning novel tells of the relationship forged between a young black man on death row and his teacher in 1940s Louisiana.
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Highly recommend! I had to read this book for school and I REALLY enjoyed it.
I read this book for a Summer Reading assignment. Let me just tell u. This book is worth it.
An American classic
More powerful and important than Uncle Toms Cabin. The very greatest of Black American literature.