Paperback. Pub Date :2006-04-06 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books On a sultry summer night in 1915. Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville. Tennessee. to tend to his father. whom he belives is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm. but on his way back to his family. Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. Dancing back and forth in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jays wife. brother. and young son. Rufus . Agee creates an overwhelming powerful novel of innocence. tenderness. and loss that should be read for the sheer music of its prose.