Voices from the Quarters: The Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines
Drawing on extensive research and conversations and interviews with Gaine's relatives and friends in River Lake Plantation, Louisiana, Mary Ellen Doyle offers a lively and illuminating study of the scope of Gaine's work, from his previously unexamined short fiction through his popular novels.
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