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Lesson Before Dying

Ernest J Gaines

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 resistingand defyingthe expected. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

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Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 09/28/1997
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9780375702709
ISBN-10: 0375702709
Language: English

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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 resistingand defyingthe expected. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

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