A Death in the Family, James Agee
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A Death in the Family

Author: James Agee

Narrator: Lloyd James

Unabridged: 10 hr 30 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 11/15/2011

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Synopsis

Decades after its original publication, James Agees last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a mans death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how quickly and casually it could be destroyed. 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 Jays 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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