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Light in August

Light in August
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Light in August is a 1932 novel by the American Southern author William Faulkner. It belongs to the Southern gothic and modernist literary genres.
Manufacturer: Vintage International/Random House
Release date: 1 October 1990
ISBN-10 : 0679732268 | ISBN-13: 9780679732266
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