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A death in the family

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An edition of A Death in the Family (1957)

A death in the family

1st Vintage International ed.
  • 3.67 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 39 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 6 Have read
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Publisher
Vintage Books
Language
English
Pages
310

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Forty years after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man's death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how quickly and casually it could be destroyed.

On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. Dancing back and forth in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jay's wife, brother, and young son, Rufus, Agee creates an overwhelmingly powerful novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss that should be read aloud for the sheer music of its prose.

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Cover of: A death in the family
A death in the family
1998, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage International ed.
Cover of: A death in the family.
A death in the family.
1957, McDowell, Obolensky
in English

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New York

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3501.G35 D43 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 310 p. :
Number of pages
310

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL66346M
ISBN 10
0375701230
LCCN
99164384
OCLC/WorldCat
39690879
Library Thing
61274
Goodreads
113091

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