As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner

4.4/5

The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary power.

“It takes two people to make you, and one people to die. That's how the world is going to end.”

William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying