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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
""This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.""- Chicago Tribune
""A Lesson Before Dying reconfirms Ernest J. Gaines's position as an important American writer.""- Boston Globe
""Enormously moving... Gaines unerringly evokes the place and time about which he writes.""- Los Angeles Times
From the Trade Paperback edition.