The Town (1957). William Faulkner (1897-1962). Snopes trilogy #2. Random House. First edition. Original dust jacket.
The story of Flem Snopes’ ruthless struggle to take over the town of Jefferson, Mississippi, the book is rich in typically Faulknerian episodes of humor and of profundity.
“She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.” ― William Faulkner, The Town.