Bloodline

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Vintage Contemporaries, 1968 - Fiction - 256 pages
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In these five stories, Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. As rendered by Gaines, this country becomes as familiar, and as haunted by cruelty, suffering, and courage, as Ralph Ellison's Harlem or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County.

STORIES INCLUDE:

A Long Day in November

The Sky Is Gray

Three Men

Bloodline

Just Like a Tree

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Review: Bloodline: Five Stories

User Review  - Irene - Goodreads

This is a collection of 5 short stories all set among share croppers in the segregated deep south. Each is so emotionally charged with tenderness, pain, genuine love and longing that I was a bit breathless after each. Read full review

Review: Bloodline: Five Stories

User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

This is not light reading though there are touches of humor in the stories. I'm not a great lover of short stories but these are well worth it. Other reviewers have said it all. Read full review

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About the author (1968)

Gaines is a graduate of San Francisco State College and a recipient of a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship to Stanford University.