A terrifying story that scandalised Faulkner's editor into rejecting the original manuscript
Spolit, feckless Temple Drake, the daughter of a judge, runs away from school with an unsuitable man. Abandoned by him with a gang of moonshiners, Temple falls into the clutches of the psychotic Popeye, one of the most grotesque characters of Faulkner's imagination. A compelling, shocking tale of perverted justice in the Deep South, Sanctuary is also a moving plea for courage in the darkest of circumstances.
“A haunting study of evil triumphant”
New York Times
“Not a book for the fainthearted”
“Thick with menace, desire, compulsion and despair”
Los Angeles Times