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characters A Long Day in November ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ë One morning six year old Sonny is awoken by his crying mother who tells him that come tomorrow morning they are leaving to go to Gran'mom's house—without Sonny's father Eddie Later that morning Sonny witnesses a fight between his parents which revolves One morning six year old Sonny is awoken by his crying mother who tells him that come tomorrow morning they are leaving to go to Gran'mom's house without Sonny's father Eddie Later that morning Sonny witnesses a fight between his parents which revolves around his father having stayed out late the night before because his car had broken down Eddie has apparently been neglecting his wife and son devoting his free time instead to repairing his old car In order to win back his wife Eddie with. Just love the voice of little six yr old Sonny and his observations of the relationships of adults in this case his own parents A long day for the little boy a day in which nothing much is working out from school to home and to the local voodoo woman uite touching and endearing

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Sonny in tow pays a visit to Madame Toussaint an old lady knowledgeable in the ways of voodoo who tells Eddie that the only way to save his marriage is by burning his car to the groundThis unforgettable story leads the reader through an eventful day on a Southern sugarcane plantation and shows through the eyes of a child what life was like in the rural South of the 1940s This new edition of A Long Day in November features Ernest J Gaines's original introduction as well as the black and w. When I saw the boy’s face on the cover and that it was a uick read 127 pages with illustrations I put at this at the top of my reading pile But the sweet face on the cover belies the tough November day that Sonny Howard hasGaines does a good job of depicting the thought patterns a six year old would have as he watches family strife–there is a bit of poetry and stream of consciousness to it Sonny Howard’s mother Amy is prepared to leave his father Eddie even if it means she has to go back to cutting sugarcane She and Sonny move up the road to her mother’s house The issues at home affect Sonny at school since she’s unhappy his mother didn’t go over his lesson with him and he pees on himself because he is upset and Lucy won’t be his girlfriend any The teacher sends a note home saying she wants to see at least one of Sonny’s parents As an aside can I say that it is interesting that in 1940s Louisiana despite meager circumstances and backbreaking work there was an expectation that parents would be involved in their children’s education Early on Sonny tells his father he loves his mother but when his father shows up to try to get his mother back Sonny feels torn but decides to go with his fatherRead the rest and see what songs this story brought to mind on my booksploitation blog

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A Long Day in NovemberHite illustrations that accompanied the first edition of the bookErnest J Gaines's 1993 novel A Lesson Before Dying won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was an Oprah Book Club pick Gaines has been a MacArthur Foundation fellow awarded the National Humanities Medal nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature and inducted into the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Order of Arts and Letters as a Chevalier He lives in Oscar Louisia. A wonderful short story Although listed as a children's story it is really and adult tale