A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection
The fish are nearly jumping in the bayous of Louisiana, but hoodoo magic is just as easy to find. And one day, Bobby’s grandfather catches a haint.
With his characteristically rich sense of place and deep understanding of the human psyche, Ernest Gaines, National Book Critics Circle Award winner and author of the classic novel A Lesson Before Dying, presents a raconteur’s tale of rustic Southern living, A selection from Gaines’s collection of prose, Mozart and Leadbelly.
An eBook short.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; May 2015
- ISBN 9781101969908
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: My Grandpa and the Haint
- Author: Ernest J. Gaines
In The Press
Praise for Ernest Gaines and Mozart and Leadbelly
“The greatest American writer of his generation to emerge from the South since William Faulkner.” –The Atlanta Journal Constitution
“No one writes about mainstream, ordinary black life as well as Gaines does.” –Ishmael Reed
“Words, wondrous and glorious words, burst from Ernest J. Gaines’s heart and pen.” —Southern Living
About The Author
Ernest Gaines is a writer-in-residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His 1993 novel, A Lesson Before Dying, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2004, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying was an Oprah Book Club pick in 1997.