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Description - A Lesson before Dying by E. Gaines

From the author of "A Gathering of Old Men" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" comes a deep and compassionate novel. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375702709
ISBN-10: 0375702709
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 133mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - E. Gaines

Ernest Gaines was born on a plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish near New Roads, Louisiana, which is the Bayonne of all his fictional works. He is writer-in-residence emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 1993 Gaines received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his lifetime achievements. In 1996 he was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of France's highest decorations. He and his wife, Dianne, live in Oscar, Louisiana.

Books By E. Gaines

Lesson before Dying by E. Gaines
Paperback, March 1993
$22.49