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The Tragedy of Brady Sims (Vintage Contemporaries) (original 2017; udgave 2017)

af Ernest J. Gaines (Forfatter)

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"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"--… (mere)
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Titel:The Tragedy of Brady Sims (Vintage Contemporaries)
Forfattere:Ernest J. Gaines (Forfatter)
Info:Vintage (2017), 128 pages
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Often the best stories are about storytellers recounting their tales. ( )
  lanewillson | Jul 14, 2019 |
Brady Sims shoots a young man who has just been convicted of murder. Right there in the courtroom, Brady up and shoots him. Why? And why does the sheriff give Brady a two-hour head-start in his flight from the law? Told largely through the eyes of a cub reporter listening to the story of Brady Sims told by a gathering of men in the local barber shop, this is a poignant and funny novella, providing a brief but stirring glimpse into the life of a small southern community steeped in Jim Crow segregation. ( )
  EBT1002 | Oct 31, 2017 |
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"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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