Lie Down in Darkness
Styron's novels--such as Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie's Choice--have established him as a writer of international stature. Here he traces the betrayals, spite and disappointed love that afflict the members of a Southern family and that culminate in the suicide of the beautiful Peyton Loftis.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JamesMScott - LibraryThing
Exceptionally dark story of a deeply fractured family life, set in WW II era Tidewater Virginia. Helen and Milton Loftis are self-deluded, high strung, cruel, each in their unique ways, which ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abbeyhar - LibraryThing
This could have been a novella, Styron kinda beats everybody over the head with the story, and the repetitiveness of some of the themes. Some parts were very moving and most of it was well written, but you could tell twere his first book. Read full review