Lie Down in Darkness

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Lie Down in Darkness

By William Styron

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679735977, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 1992


William Styron traces the betrayals and infidelities--the heritage of spite and endlessly disappointed love--that afflict the members of a Southern family and that culminate in the suicide of the beautiful Peyton Loftis.

About the Author
William Styron (1925-2006), a native of the Virginia Tidewater, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His books includeLie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie s Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness Visible, andA Tidewater Morning. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Howells Medal, the American Book Award, the Legion d Honneur, and the Witness to Justice Award from the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation. With his wife, the poet and activist Rose Styron, he lived for most of his adult life in Roxbury, Connecticut, and in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, where he is buried."