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A Gathering of Old Men

By: Ernest Gaines
Recommended for grade(s): 11, 12

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man. “Poignant, powerful, earthy…a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance for the murder of one of their own.”—Booklist “A fine novel…there is a denouement that will shock and move readers as much as it does the characters.”—Philadelphia Inquirer —From Knopf Doubleday

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