A Death in the Family
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
Pultizer Prize winner Slow Read — beautiful writing 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 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LeslieHurd - LibraryThing
Shouldn't I love a Pulitzer Prize winning book? I can understand the grief of this family that lost its husband/father/child because he seems a genuinely nice man. Unfortunately, I don't like anyone ... Read full review