As I lay dying

holograph manuscript and carbon typescript (William Faulkner manuscripts ;)

485 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 1987 by Garland Pub..


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Written in stream-of-consciousness style with multiple narrators, the story follows a journey wherein the family of a dead woman try to transport her body to her birthplace in Mississippi in accordance with her wishes. When a ford across a river is flooded they are forced to take a roundabout route and it becomes a desperate race to complete their mission before the body begins to decompose.

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