In My Father’s House
by Ernest Gaines
Publication Date: Jun 30, 1992
List Price: $14.00
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. In a small rural black community in Louisiana, Reverend Martin—a respected minister and civil rights leader, devoted husband and father, a man of strength and rectitude—comes face to face with the sins of his youth when a sinister stranger, in the person of “meeting” with the Reverend.
“…This novel runs just like a strong locomotive, from the beginning until the devastating—but amazing and redemptive—end. Unlike A Gathering of Old Men, which lands plenty of humor amid the drama, this novel’s tone comes across more like a Greek tragedy’s. A plus is that the novel conveys the disarray Blacks nationwide were undergoing after Martin Luther King's assassination. An amazing read, with amazing characters.”—Goodreads
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