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Catherine Carmier
by Ernest Gaines

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    List Price: $15.95
    Format: Paperback, 256 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780679738916
    Imprint: Vintage
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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    Book Description:
    By the author of A Lesson Before Dying and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Catherine Carmier is a compelling love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence.

    After living in San Francisco for ten years, Jackson returns home to his benefactor, Aunt Charlotte. Surrounded by family and old friends, he discovers that his bonds to them have been irreparably rent by his absence. In the midst of his alienation from those around him, he falls in love with Catherine Carmier, setting the stage for conflicts and confrontations which are complex, tortuous, and universal in their implications.

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