A death in the family

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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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Agee, James.
[S.l.]:Penguin Publishing Group,2008.

CLASSICS (A)29/8/20158/25/2015MDC12YA-CLASSICS
ISBN:
9780375701238
9780143105718
9781440641794
9780553270112
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UG
Level 6.1, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
940L
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subject_facet Boys -- Fiction, Classics -- FICTION, Coming of Age -- FICTION, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Fiction, Literary -- FICTION, Traffic accident victims -- Fiction
title_display A death in the family
title_full A Death in the Family [electronic resource] Agee, James., A death in the family [classic] / James Agee
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