Book Reviews of A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family
A Death in the Family
Author: James Agee
ISBN-13: 9780375701238
ISBN-10: 0375701230
Publication Date: 7/28/1998
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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I've always loved reading and writing and hated literature classes. A Death in the Family was assigned in one of those classes and is the only book I remember. It is an amazing, thought-provoking and poignant classic.
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On a sultry 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, he 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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Interesting book.Focuses on how one family deals with death.