Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

William Faulkner


Spolit, feckless Temple Drake, the daughter of a judge, runs away from school with an unsuitable man. Abandoned by him with a gang of moonshiners, Temple falls into the clutches of the psychotic Popeye, one of the most grotesque characters of Faulkner’s imagination. A compelling, shocking tale of perverted justice in the Deep South, Sanctuary is also a moving plea for courage in the darkest of circumstances.

Paperback, 240pp
Vintage Classics, 2011 (1931)
ISBN 9780099541028