The tragedy of Brady Sims [kit] / Ernest J. Gaines.
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|McGregor Public Library||BCK GAI||32050008188275||Book Club Kit||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780525434467 : PAP
- ISBN: 0525434461 : PAP
- Physical Description: 12 copies (114 pages) in a tote box ; 11 x 15 x 7 + 1 folder.
- Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC., 2017.
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"After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks only to be allowed two hours before he'll give himself up to the sheriff. When the editor of the local newspaper asks his cub reporter to dig up a "human interest" story about Brady, he heads for the town's barbershop. It is the barbers and the regulars who hang out there who narrate with empathy, sadness, humor, and a profound understanding the life story of Brady Sims--an honorable, just, and unsparing man who with his tough love had been handed the task of keeping the black children of Bayonne, Louisiana in line to protect them from the unjust world in which they lived. And when his own son makes a fateful mistake,it is up to Brady to carry out the necessary reckoning. In the telling, we learn the story of a small southern town, divided by race, and the black community struggling to survive even as many of its inhabitants head off northwards during the Great Migration"-- Provided by publisher.
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