Light in August Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Joe Christmas - Much of the novel is devoted to an artistic and psychological study of this character. He is the central figure and plays both the role of sacrificial lamb and hot-blooded murderer.

Byron Bunch - This character is a man afraid of his own demons and afraid of taking the emotional risks necessary to live a full life. He spends as much time as possible at the planing mill where he works, hoping to avoid trouble.

Joe Brown, A.K.A. Lucas Burch - This character is known around Jefferson as a loud-mouthed, gambling man of weak moral character. He lives moment to moment, and thinks nothing of blowing his weekly earnings on a card game.

Reverend Gail Hightower - This character is one of the many social outcasts who populate the judgmental town of Jefferson, Mississippi. This character was raised by parents whom he...

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