Light in August

William Faulkner

Read, read, read. Read everythingtrash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! Youll absorb it. Then write. If it.

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is good, youll find out. If its not, throw it out the window. William FaulknerLight in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkners most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.