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Title:A Lesson Before Dying
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ISBN:0375702709
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Fiction, Classics, Historical fiction, African american

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Cajun community in the late s Jefferson a young black man is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed the only survivor he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death Grant Wiggins who left his hometown for the university has returned to the plantation school to teach As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state his aunt and Jefferson s godmother persuade him to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and his pride to Jefferson before his death In the end the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting and defying the expected Ernest J Gaines brings to this novel the same rich sense of place the same deep understanding of the human psyche and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have informed his previous highly praised works of fiction

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The Sky Is Gray, The Tragedy of Brady Sims, A Lesson Before Dying, A Gathering of Old Men, Of Love and Dust, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Mozart and Leadbelly, Catherine Carmier, In My Father's House, Bloodline: Five Stories
Ernest J Gaines s new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who whipped children to keep order br br After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son who has just been convicted of robbery and murder he asks only to be allowed two hours before he ll give himself up to the sheriff When the editor of the local newspaper asks his cub reporter to dig up a human interest story about Brady he heads for the town s barbershop It is the barbers and the regulars who hang out there who narrate with empathy sadness humor and a profound understanding the life story of Brady Sims an honorable just and unsparing man who with his tough love had been handed the task of keeping the black children of Bayonne Louisiana in line to protect them from the unjust world in which they lived And when his own son makes a fateful mistake it is up to Brady to carry out the necessary reckoning In the telling we learn the story of a small southern town divided by race and the black community struggling to survive even as many of its inhabitants head off northwards during the Great Migration, No description available, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Cajun community in the late s Jefferson a young black man is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed the only survivor he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death Grant Wiggins who left his hometown for the university has returned to the plantation school to teach As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state his aunt and Jefferson s godmother persuade him to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and his pride to Jefferson before his death In the end the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting and defying the expected Ernest J Gaines brings to this novel the same rich sense of place the same deep understanding of the human psyche and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have informed his previous highly praised works of fiction, In this collection of stories and essays the beloved author of the classic best selling novel i A Lesson Before Dying i shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft these writings by Ernest J Gaines faithfully evoke the sorrows and joys of rustic Southern life From his depiction of his childhood move to California a move that propelled him to find books that conjured the sights smells and locution of his native Louisiana home to his description of the real life murder case that gave him the idea for his masterpiece this wonderful collection is a revelation of both man and writer