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Light in August is a story of human perseverance, weaved through the lives of several characters and timelines. They deal with tragedy, hope, love, hatred. It is a complex tale of the fortitude of man in the face of a myriad of hurdles that life throws our way.
What makes this book stand out?
A wonderful piece of literature, and if you are an aspiring writer you would be doing yourself a huge favor to digest this classic.
Read it for
The most obvious reason why one would choose to read this book is the magnificent way in which it evokes the atmosphere of the South in the 1920s. Many of the sentences have a deeper meaning.
Don't read it for
The book is dark in tone. Faulkner’s writing is full of metaphors.