By James Agee
Forty years after its unique book, James Agee's final novel turns out, greater than ever, an American vintage. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man's dying and its effect on his relatives, Agee painstakingly created a small global of household happiness after which confirmed how speedy and casually it can be destroyed.
On a sultry summer time evening in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his condominium in Knoxville, Tennessee, to are inclined to his father, whom he believes is death. The summons seems to be a fake alarm, yet on his as far back as his relatives, Jay has a vehicle twist of fate and is killed immediately. Dancing from side to side in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jay's spouse, brother, and younger son, Rufus, Agee creates an overwhelmingly strong novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss that are supposed to be learn aloud for the sheer track of its prose.
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A Death in the Family by James Agee