Of Love and Dust
Tractor driver Jim Kelly watches as the recently-released murder suspect Marcus treats the Cajun overseer Sidney Bonbon with supreme contempt on the Hebert plantation fields. To make matters worse, the black Marcus seduces first Bonbon's black mistress Pauline and then his Cajun wife Louise. As the inevitable showdown between the two men looms, Jim Kelly witnesses the contrast between blacks and Cajuns.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
A quiet and smooth novel of debilitation, defiance, and hope. For fans of Gaines' more recent work such as A Lesson Before Dying, the themes and racial tensions here will be recognized, though ... Read full review