Publisher description for A lesson before dying / Ernest J. Gaines.
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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.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African American men Fiction, Death row inmates Fiction, Race relations Fiction, Louisiana Fiction, Friendship Fiction