Set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, "A Lesson Before Dying" is an "enormously moving" ("Los Angeles Times") novel of one man condemned to die for a crime he did not commit and a young man who visits him in his cell. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting--and defying--the expected. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.
- Publisher : Vintage; 1st edition (September 1, 1994)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780375702709
- ISBN-13 : 9780375702709