Light in August
The Corrected TextBook - 1990
Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man. Light in August is the story od Lena Grove's search for the father of her unborn child, and features one of Faulkner's most memorable characters: Joe Christmas, a desperate drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990
Edition: Vintage international ed
Characteristics: 512 p. ; 21 cm