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Bloodline: Five Stories Paperback – October 28, 1997
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A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
This book of short fiction is dark and haunting. The first two stories are the best (A Long Day in November and The Sky is Gray). The stories are simple with a lot of social commentaries of rural Louisiana life. Both deal with black kids trying to make it in a white world.
This is a fine collection of stories by a young writer crafting his voice. The writing is simple--one can see the influence of Hemingway--yet there are a lot of social commentaries and subtle psychological insights that Gaines would later hone to perfection. Buy this book. The first two stories are classics and should be read by all people.
Also recommended: "Jenna's Flaw" by Lee Tasey
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bloodline was interesting to read. My copy came earlier than expected. Thank you.Published 23 months ago by Seraphina
This is a "must read" by an award winning African American author. Gaines is from rural Louisiana, using authentic language and cultural reflections. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by Brenda G. H
I loved this book. It did a wonderful job of expressing the interactions between family members during troublesome times. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is a great collection of short stories. Mr. Gaines is a superb talent. I have never been disappointed by anything he has ever written! One of my favorite authors!Published on October 30, 2007 by CaliReader