Review of A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines examines the complex relationships between whites and blacks during the early 1970s in rural Cajun Country Louisiana.

Gaines’ portrayals of his characters come across as earthly, warm and as human as the Louisiana countryside itself.

The title of each chapter names the person who is narrating it and the story unfolds logically and gracefully as a result of this technique.

Each story sequence is plotted completely and the cinematic narrative style is uniquely Gaines. A rich, glorious story of human as well as race relations.

Next I will launch into his Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Well worth the read!!