One Book, One Festival: A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines

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ISBN: 9780679738909
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 1992

A powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man--set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s.

The Village Voice called A Gathering of Old Men “the best-written novel on Southern race relations in over a decade.”