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By William Faulkner

This sequel to Faulkner’s such a lot sensational, Sanctuary, used to be written two decades later yet takes up the tale of Temple Drake 8 years after the occasions similar in Sanctuary. Temple is now married to Gowan Stevens. The ebook starts while the demise sentence is stated at the nurse Nancy for the homicide of Temple and Gowan’s baby. instructed in part in prose, in part in play shape, Requiem for a Nun is a haunting exploration of the effect of the earlier at the present.

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