By Ernest J. Gaines
Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation within the Nineteen Seventies, A collecting of outdated Men is a robust depiction of racial tensions bobbing up over the demise of a Cajun farmer by the hands of a black man.
"Poignant, robust, earthy...a novel of Southern racial war of words during which a gaggle of aged black males band jointly opposed to whites who search vengeance for the homicide of 1 in their own."--Booklist
"A positive novel...there is a denouement that would surprise and circulation readers up to it does the characters."--Philadelphia Inquirer
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