Objects & Places from Light in August

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Doane's Mill

Doane's Mill is the tiny town in Alabama where Lena lives with her brother. Her cross-country trek to find Lucas Burch is the first trip she has ever taken away from home.

Miss Burden's House

Miss Burden is born and spends her entire life in this large, colonial style home which predates the Civil War.

The Cabin

The slave cabin is on Miss Burden's property and is where she allows Joe Christmas to live once they become lovers.


Jefferson, Mississippi, is a hotbed of racial intolerance. The small town's history is littered with dead bodies of people who have been killed in disagreements about slavery.

Hightower's House

Hightower's house is a private sanctuary to which he retreated twenty-five years before the opening of the story, after being disgraced as a minister.

The Planing Mill

The planing mill in Jefferson is where Byron Bunch, Joe Christmas...

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