Summary

In the 1940s in rural Louisiana, an uneducated African American man is sentenced to die for a crime he was incapable of committing.


From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.