This portrait of a Southern familyâ€™s downfall was the literary debut of the #1 New York Timesâ€“bestselling author of Sophieâ€™s Choice.
A finalist for the National Book Award, Lie Down in Darkness centers on the Loftis familyâ€”Milton and Helen and their daughters, Peyton and Maudie. The story, told through a series of flashbacks on the day of Peytonâ€™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 â€śachieves real beautyâ€ť (The Washington Post), William Styronâ€™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 lifeâ€™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 acclaimâ€”with a Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner and a National Book Award for Sophieâ€™s Choiceâ€”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.