A LESSON BEFORE DYING
New York : Knopf, 1993.
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is a young African American man living in Louisiana in the 1940's. He is
convicted of a crime he did not commit. During the long trial, he is subjected
to the taunts of the racist townsfolk. When Jefferson is sentenced to die
in the electric chair, he feels he deserves to die that way. He is so put
down by society that he can see no good in himself. Grant Wiggins, a local
man, starts to spend time with Jefferson and tries to convince him that
he is a good man. Can Grant help Jefferson before it's too late?
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