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I hope it [the hard life] never happens again to anyone. Even when I was growing up there I never thought it was the worst sort of life because everybody else around me was the same way. Everybody was poor, wore the same clothes, ate the same food, went to school five months, did the same work. That was life. 9 Fortunately for Gaines, a change was about to occur that would lift him from the segregated world of Pointe Coupee Parish and into a new life that he could have imagined only in his wildest dreams, one that would open a new world for him.

I also knew about the dentist’s waiting room, the cluttered little place that might be full of people waiting to have dental help. Of course, there were all black people in here; the whites were sitting someplace else. So I had gone through all that. This is why I knew what a child would experience. 12 Did you know... ” Gaines was not asked to write the screenplay. Instead, Charles Fuller, the playwright best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning play, A Soldier’s Play, wrote the script. Gaines, while understanding that the film was going to be different from his story, was still not altogether pleased with the way it came out, giving it a score of 5 out of 10.

To give himself a sense of accomplishment, he also completed two short stories during this period, “Just Like a Tree” in 1962 and “The Sky Is Gray” in 1963. But finishing his novel was his goal. Oppenheimer had already found a publisher for the book, who had paid an advance of $1,500 trying to get recognized before seeing the final manuscript. The pressure was on Gaines to finish the book as quickly as possible. But he found it impossible to get done what he need to in San Francisco. His book was set in the Louisiana he had grown up in, and after years in California, that felt remote and far away.

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