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A Death in the Family

James Agee author Blake Morrison editor


Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:6th Apr '06


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Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident - a tragedy that destroys not only a life, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, A Death in the Family is a masterpiece of American literature.

ISBN: 9780141187969

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 19mm

Weight: 247g

336 pages