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The author of the book: Ernest J. Gaines
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.54 MB
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: September 28th 1997
ISBN: 0785769811
ISBN 13: 9780785769811

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With raw, unflinching honesty and a brilliant depiction of time and place, this is the story of a young, black man sentenced to death for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A white man was shot to death, the other two perpetrators dead, someone must be held accountable.

A young school teacher, returned to the quarters to teach the black school children, and now enlisted by his aunt and the condemned man's nana to help the man go to his death as a man, not as an inhuman man, not much better than a hog, a thing, not a person. Poignant depiction of strong women, women who had to be since so many of the men had left and not returned.

In school I read this author but the book assigned was The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, which was also very good. It is difficult for the reader not to e touched by this book, this young man's plight and the sorrow of the people closest to him. The last chapter of this book is unforgettable. At least it is for me.

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Ebook Lesson Before Dying read Online! Born to a sharecropping family, Ernest Gaines was picking cotton in the fields by age nine and only attended school five or six months a year. When he was fifteen, he moved to California to join his mother who had relocated during World War II, and began writing. He attended San Francisco State University, served in the army, and won a writing fellowship to Stanford University. Gaines has been a MacArthur Foundation fellow, inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, awarded the National Humanities Medal, and inducted into the French Order of Arts and Letters as a Chevalier. He and his wife split their time between Louisiana and San Francisco.


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