Introduction & Overview of That Evening Sun by William Faulkner

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William Faulkner's story "That Evening Sun" is the story of three children's reactions to an adult world that they do not fully understand. It is a dark portrait of white Southerners' indifference to the crippling fears of one of their black employees. It is also an exploration of terror, vengeance, and solitude. In the story, the African-American washerwoman Nancy fears that her common-law husband, Jesus, is seeking to murder her because she is pregnant with a white man's child. Published in 1931 in Faulkner's short-story collection These 13—the book that also includes Faulkner's most anthologized story, "A Rose For Emily"—"That Evening Sun" has become one of Faulkner's bestknown and most popular stories.

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