Catherine Carmier: A Novel
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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Review: Catherine CarmierUser Review - Kathleen - Goodreads
Normally I love Gaines books. A Lesson Before Dying was one of the best books I have ever read. Catherine Carmier actually explores much of the same theme (young black educated man comes home, but ... Read full review
Review: Catherine CarmierUser Review - Amanda Blanco - Goodreads
I adore Ernest Gaines, but it was obvious that this was his very first novel. The dialogue isn't great, the storyline was just okay. It was overeating though to see where he began it all. Read full review