This is the first book I will read during the Southern Reading Challenge this Summer. First published in 1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, chronicles the Bundren family as they anticipate the death of a family member, Addie Bundren, and the subsequent emotions, events, and aftermath of her demise.
As a native Mississippian, I have, for quite some time, known that William Faulkner was a rich Southern writer, but to date have only read a couple of his works: A Rose for Emily and The Bear. Faulkner's prose is quite unique and can be unwieldy initially, but once one adjusts his genius comes roaring through in page after page. After I complete my reading of this novel, I will post a detailed synopsis and review. So far, I am enjoying it tremendously.