By Ernest J. Gaines

ISBN-10: 0307830381

ISBN-13: 9780307830388

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation within the Nineteen Seventies, A accumulating of outdated Men is a robust depiction of racial tensions bobbing up over the dying of a Cajun farmer by the hands of a black man.

"Poignant, strong, earthy...a novel of Southern racial disagreement during which a gaggle of aged black males band jointly opposed to whites who search vengeance for the homicide of 1 in their own."--Booklist

"A tremendous novel...there is a denouement that may surprise and stream readers up to it does the characters."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation within the Seventies, a meeting of outdated males is a strong depiction of racial tensions coming up over the demise of a Cajun farmer by the hands of a black man.

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And happy-ever-after was the major goal of her social peers. But she had never loved Ralph. She had never loved any man. Love, hate, fear were emotions she only knew of from movies and books and the tube. She thought of her grandmother. Her mother's talk about a murder was probably nonsense. But what if it wasn't? Suddenly, Lesley found herself enthralled with the idea that a blood relative might have exhibited the passion necessary to kiU someone. Real emotions she could only imagine there was, it seemed, a secret .

He opened the curbside door of the battered Triumph. "The Savoy Grill? " She mused on the similarity between him and his car. British, somewhat disheveled, hghtweight, unobtrusive, but quick on its feet. When he entered the car on his side, she reached over to impulsively kiss him. It was a brief but thorough kiss. He didn't seem to mind. For a brief moment she found herself wishing that he weren't so thoroughly homosexual. He seemed to read her thoughts and suddenly they were both laughing. Later that night, she thought about the reserved cemetery plot Could it be for her grandfather?

He was laughing. "Bravo, Mrs. " —never ever again Mrs. Bauman, " she said. "I'm in the and I want to change my name back to the same one my father and grandmother had Morning. " He took her arm and they started toward the access road. " "WeU, there's nothing like a nice, happy-jolly funeral to cheer up a girl, and besides, why should I feel miserable? I'm Uving in my "Lesley middle of my first divorce, 19 36 8 3 grandmother's eighteen-room whorehouse along with two prema- women who spend practically never knew.

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