A terrifying story that scandalised Faulkner's editor into rejecting the original manuscript
Spolit, feckless Temple Drake, the daughter of a judge, runs away from school with an unsuitable man. Abandoned by him with a gang of moonshiners, Temple falls into the clutches of the psychotic Popeye, one of the most grotesque characters of Faulkner's imagination. A compelling, shocking tale of perverted justice in the Deep South, Sanctuary is also a moving plea for courage in the darkest of circumstances.
About the Author
William Faulkner was born in Mississippi in 1897. A legend of American letters, he is the author of THE SOUND AND THE FURY, ABSALOM, ABSALOM!, AS I LAY DYING, and many other works. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950, and died in 1962.
"A haunting study of evil triumphant" New York Times "Not a book for the fainthearted" Sunday Times "Thick with menace, desire, compulsion and despair" Los Angeles Times
Published: 1st August 2011
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 19.8 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.18