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S2SB2B: Gathering Of Old Men

 

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.

One afternoon, a white woman discovers that a Cajun farmer has been shot in Mathu's, a black man's, yard. She enlists the help of seventeen other old black men by having them come to Mathu's yard, each with a shotgun and one empty number 5 shell. She and the men all claim to be responsible for the murder, in an effort to protect the guilty party and make things difficult for Sheriff Mapes.

Book Club Info
Title: 
A Gathering of Old Men
Author: 
Ernest Gaines
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/9780679738909/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
9780679738909
Event Info
Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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