The Reivers Author:William Faulkner This grand misadventure is the story of three unlikely thieves, or reivers: eleven-year-old Lucius Priest and two of his family's retainers, Boon Hogganbeck and Ned the Coachman. In 1905, these three set out from Mississippi for Memphis in a motorcar stolen from Lucious' grandfather. Ill-equipped for the journey itself, they are even less prepa... more »red for the fast life of Memphis -- from racehorses to bawdy houses. The astonishing and complicated results reveal Faulkner as a master of the picaresque.« less
An eleven-year-old boy is caught up in an unlikely adventure when two of his grandfather's employees more-or-less accidentally steal the first automobile in Jefferson, Mississippi. Their quest to retrieve and return it lead them through racetracks and bawdy houses as Lucius Priest grows up far too fast for his own comfort.