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A lesson before dying

Author: Romulus LinneyRick FoucheuxKeith GloverJamahl MarshLinda PowellAll authors
Publisher: [Venice, Calif.] : L.A. Theatre Works, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A lesson before dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Radio plays
Drama
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)49421134
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Romulus Linney; Rick Foucheux; Keith Glover; Jamahl Marsh; Linda Powell; Jefferson A Russell; Jerry Whiddon; Beatrice Winde
OCLC Number: 123311569
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 1:24:03.
Performer(s): Performed by Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, Linda Powell, Jefferson A. Russell, Jerry Whiddon, Beatrice Winde.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 20141 KB; MP3 file size: 39538 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: by Romulus Linney.

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Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A lesson before dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his home town after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's own fate.

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