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A Death in the Family

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"Agee's classic novel, posthumously published after his death at the age of 45, is considered one of the great American novels of childhood and domestic life, as well as a marvel of Southern literature. The book chronicles the effect of the un-expected death of Jay Follet — who is killed in a car accident after visiting his father — on his wife, son, and brother. Lloyd James narrates gently, kindly, as if wanting to not disturb the mourners in their grief. He tiptoes through the book, confident that his polite, soft reading best suits Agee's bittersweet story. James's words echo across the gaps between sentences and paragraph, and he uses pauses wisely, knowing that Agee's prose resonates in the steadily accumulating drizzle of emotion. There is no need to oversell; the book's rhythms dictate the tone of its narration. A Penguin Classics paperback. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9781455118717
Author:
Agee, James
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Agee's classic novel, posthumously published after his death at the age of 45, is considered one of the great American novels of childhood and domestic life, as well as a marvel of Southern literature. The book chronicles the effect of the un-expected death of Jay Follet — who is killed in a car accident after visiting his father — on his wife, son, and brother. Lloyd James narrates gently, kindly, as if wanting to not disturb the mourners in their grief. He tiptoes through the book, confident that his polite, soft reading best suits Agee's bittersweet story. James's words echo across the gaps between sentences and paragraph, and he uses pauses wisely, knowing that Agee's prose resonates in the steadily accumulating drizzle of emotion. There is no need to oversell; the book's rhythms dictate the tone of its narration. A Penguin Classics paperback. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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