Death in the Family

Death in the Family

by James Agee (Author)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Centennial Edition, ©2009, ISBN: 9780143105718
Trade Paperback, 310 pages
Price: $17.00

The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birth

A Penguin Classic

One of Time’s All-Time 100 Best Novels

Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. 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 the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, A Death in the Family is a masterpiece of American literature.

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