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As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner

Addie Bundren is dying in her bedroom while her son Cash builds a coffin. Addie’s husband, Anse, arranges to have her buried in Jefferson, Mississippi, as her last wish, but Anse may have ulterior motives. Addie’s other children, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman, all struggle with mental instability, yet the family works together in an attempt fulfill Addie’s final wish to be buried in Jefferson. This stream of consciousness Southern Gothic novel features narration through 15 characters over 58 chapters.

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