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ISBN-10: 0375702709
ISBN-13: 9780375702709
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 09/28/1997
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.70" H

A Lesson Before Dying

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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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"This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives." –Chicago Tribune

"A Lesson Before Dying reconfirms Ernest J. Gaines's position as an important American writer." –Boston Globe

"Enormously moving. . . . Gaines unerringly evokes the place and time about which he writes." –Los Angeles Times

"A quietly moving novel [that] takes us back to a place we've been before to impart a lesson for living." –San Francisco Chronicle

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Details

ISBN-10: 0375702709
ISBN-13: 9780375702709
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 09/28/1997
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.70" H
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