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A Death in the Family

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Decades 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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Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781481589550
  • File size: 302925 KB
  • Release date: November 15, 2011
  • Duration: 10:30:42

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  • ISBN: 9781481589550
  • File size: 302925 KB
  • Release date: December 6, 2011
  • Duration: 10:30:38
  • Number of parts: 10


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Decades 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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781481589550
    File size: 302925 KB
    Release date: November 15, 2011
    Duration: 10:30:42

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781481589550
    File size: 302925 KB
    Release date: December 6, 2011
    Duration: 10:30:38
    Number of parts: 10

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
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