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Lie Down in Darkness

by William Clark Styron

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This portrait of a Southern family's downfall was the literary debut of the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Sophie's Choice.

A finalist for the National Book Award, Lie Down in Darkness centers on the Loftis family—Milton and Helen and their daughters, Peyton and Maudie. The story, told through a series of flashbacks on the day of Peyton's funeral, is a powerful depiction of a family doomed by its failure to forget and its inability to love.

Written in masterful prose that "achieves real beauty" (The Washington Post), William Styron's debut novel offers unflinching insight into the ineradicable bonds of place and family. The story of Milton, Helen, and their children reveals much about life's losses and disappointments.

Lie Down in Darkness, poignant and compelling, is a classic of modern American literature from the author who went on to earn high critical acclaim—with a Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner and a National Book Award for Sophie's Choice—and a place at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.


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Publisher: Open Road Media

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  • Release date: November 29, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781936317011
  • Release date: November 29, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781936317011
  • File size: 3098 KB
  • Release date: November 29, 2010

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This portrait of a Southern family's downfall was the literary debut of the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Sophie's Choice.

A finalist for the National Book Award, Lie Down in Darkness centers on the Loftis family—Milton and Helen and their daughters, Peyton and Maudie. The story, told through a series of flashbacks on the day of Peyton's funeral, is a powerful depiction of a family doomed by its failure to forget and its inability to love.

Written in masterful prose that "achieves real beauty" (The Washington Post), William Styron's debut novel offers unflinching insight into the ineradicable bonds of place and family. The story of Milton, Helen, and their children reveals much about life's losses and disappointments.

Lie Down in Darkness, poignant and compelling, is a classic of modern American literature from the author who went on to earn high critical acclaim—with a Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner and a National Book Award for Sophie's Choice—and a place at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.


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