9780375702709

A Lesson Before Dying

ISBN 10: 0375702709 / 0-375-70270-9
ISBN 13: 9780375702709
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
Set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, "A Lesson Before Dying" is an "enormously moving" ("Los Angeles Times") novel of one man condemned to die for a crime he did not commit and a young man who visits him in his cell. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting--and defying--the expected. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

Review:
"Like Joyce in his early stories, Gaines is writing here about moments of illumination and about what it means to be human...a strongly felt and--in the best sense--ambiguous novel."

Francine Prose, Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.)

Review:
"This is a painful story told with spare eloquence, and the resonance it creates long after one's reading gives it a classic dimension."

William Styron, Salon, 10/25/1999

 

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