'The Sound and the Fury'

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'The Sound and the Fury'

Georgetown Book Club's July Selection

For the second year in a row, the Georgetown Book Club is celebrating DC Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program by reading a classic title reminiscent of traditional summer reading lists: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.

Originally published in 1929, Faulkner's fourth novel -- and his admitted favorite among his own works -- uses multiple narrators and stream of consciousness style to depict the deterioration of the aristocratic Compson family in early 20th century Mississippi.

Split into four sections that are differentiated by date and narrator, the novel explores how the characters' own choices combine with circumstances beyond their control to result in their individual struggles and the fate of the family as a whole.

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss The Sound and the Fury on Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome! 

Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.