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'Brilliant and compelling-one is constrained to follow to the end' Spectator

Successive episodes in the death and burial of Addie Bundren are recounted by various members of the family circle, principally as they are carting their mother's coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, in order to bury her among her people. As the desires and fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular speech of the South, the author builds up an impression as epic as the old Testament, as earthly and comic as Chaucer, as American as HUCKLEBERRY FINN.

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  • Paperback

    9780099479314

    October 22, 1999

    Vintage Classics

    256 pages

    RRP $14.99

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