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Gavin Stevens, the wise and forbearing student of crime and the folk ways of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, plays the major role in these six stories of violence.  In each, Stevens’ sharp insights and ingenious detection uncover the underlying motives.

Published: VintageAnchor an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on
ISBN: 9780307792433
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When I was young, my mother (who knew southern literature from the inside, as a southerner and literary scholar of Faulkner's time) recommended this to me. It remains one of the few Faulner pieces I read with pleasure, though I think its quality is not significantly above other popular detective stories of the time.more
Faulkner demonstrates that he can master the simple short story as well as the complex and brooding novel. Well, sort of simple...more

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When I was young, my mother (who knew southern literature from the inside, as a southerner and literary scholar of Faulkner's time) recommended this to me. It remains one of the few Faulner pieces I read with pleasure, though I think its quality is not significantly above other popular detective stories of the time.more
Faulkner demonstrates that he can master the simple short story as well as the complex and brooding novel. Well, sort of simple...more
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