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Light in August

Light in August

by William Faulkner

Light in August Chapter 19 Summary

  • District attorney Gavin Stevens puts the Hineses on a train back to Mottstown, assuring them that Joe Christmas's body will be sent along after them.
  • The story of Joe Christmas's death is told from the point of view of Percy Grimm, a white supremacist.
  • Percy rounds up a motley crew of American legion members in order to patrol the downtown area where Christmas is being held.
  • When Christmas escapes, Percy hunts him down and finds him in Hightower's house, where he shoots and castrates him.

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