Of love and dust book
Of Love and Dust by Ernest J. Gaines: | coloradoprimetax.com: BooksThank you! This second novel by a young Negro writer has an honest simplicity and tremendously involving, complicated characterizations. It's contemporary Louisiana and down on the plantation we find Jim Kelly, narrator, easy going, handy with machinery, who is put in charge of ""Playboy Marcus,"" Baton Rouge boy bonded to plantation owner Marshall Hebert after he had killed another Negro in a brawl. Seems Hebert owed Marcus' granny a little favor for forty years of service and a certain little incident in the past. Hebert is also indebted, mysteriously to Bonbon his white overseer who pushes Marcus to the limit in the fields. When Marcus seeks revenge, first with Bonbon's black mistress Pauline whom he loves and then with his willing wife who bears the marks from a Bijou past and present shame, the plantation people see trouble like a slow storm, waiting to engulf them all.
Open our survey in a new window. Tim Moore's Farm. It went something like this: 'The worst thing this black man ever done, when I moved my wife and family to Mr. Mr Tim Moore's man never stand and grin, say if you keep out the graveyard nigger, I'll keep you out the pen'" Fitzgerald and Marchant Gaines also speaks about an incident he experienced at a local nightclub and about the system of bonding out individuals who have been arrested to work off their time instead of staying in prison. To get a better understanding of the bonding out system, watch this video for Slavery By Another Name.
Look Inside. May 31, ISBN Oct 24, ISBN This is the story of Marcus: bonded out of jail where he has been awaiting trial for murder, he is sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. He is a writer-in-residence emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.