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The Resource The tragedy of Brady Sims, Ernest J. Gaines

The tragedy of Brady Sims, Ernest J. Gaines

Label
The tragedy of Brady Sims
Title
The tragedy of Brady Sims
Statement of responsibility
Ernest J. Gaines
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order. 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"--
  • "Ernest J. Gaines's new novella is about a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaines, Ernest J.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A355
LC item number
T73 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • City and town life
  • Race relations
Label
The tragedy of Brady Sims, Ernest J. Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"August 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn971509228
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9780525434467
Lccn
2017005574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971509228
Label
The tragedy of Brady Sims, Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Copyright
Note
"August 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn971509228
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9780525434467
Lccn
2017005574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971509228

Library Locations

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