Title Profile & Character Information

A Death in the Family

Annotation
Agee's portrayal of the sweetness of day-to-day familial relations are powerful and poignant. His masterfully drawn characters take on a haunting reality in this vivid recreation of life -- and sudden death.

Awards
1958  Pulitzer Prize

Characters
NameFollet, Rufus
GenderMale
TraitFatherless

GenreSouthern fiction
Domestic
Psychological
Fiction
TopicsFamily tragedy
Fatherless families
Loss
Grief
SettingKnoxville, Tennessee
Middle class neighborhood