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A death in the family

Author: James Agee
Publisher: New York : McDowell, Obolensky, 1957.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Agee, James, 1909-1955.
Death in the family.
New York, McDowell, Obolensky [1957]
(OCoLC)567979818
Online version:
Agee, James, 1909-1955.
Death in the family.
New York, McDowell, Obolensky [1957]
(OCoLC)609311111
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Agee
OCLC Number: 276631
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1958.
Description: 339 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: James Agee.

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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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