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Light in August by William Faulkner
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Dec 17, 2012

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Read in March, 2010

Immensely readable, wonderfully written and wholly original. The only difficulty that a novice to Faulkner would have in approaching this book is the frequent time shifts, as information is heard through gossip and the scene is portrayed later in the book.

This is the story about race relations, the importance of community, gossip and identity in a small southern town. What it captures most, however, is the terrible confusion and hatred in race relations, with the residents intuiting the silliness of it all, but it still being a significant piece of their psyche.

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