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A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. GainesLook Inside. Jun 30, ISBN Oct 31, ISBN Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man. He is a writer-in-residence emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
A gathering of old men
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Gaines published in Set on a s Louisiana cane farm, the novel addresses racial discrimination and a bond that cannot be usurped. One afternoon, Candy Marshall, a white plantation owner, discovers that a Cajun farmer, Beau Boutan, has been shot in Mathu's, a black man's yard. She enlists the help of seventeen other old black men by having them come to Mathu's yard, each with a shotgun and one empty number 5 shell. She and the men all claim to be responsible for the murder in an effort to protect the guilty party. Meanwhile, Sheriff Mapes arrives to the scene to arrest the real murderer most likely Mathu, as he was the only black man who stood up against racism and the Boutans and capable of shooting a shotgun. The sheriff also wishes to keep Beau's father, Fix Boutan, from coming to lynch Mathu, who he presumes killed Beau.