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|Tags:||fiction, flying, film/TV adaptation|
Pylon is set in New Valois, Franciana—read New Orleans, Louisiana. It deals with a newspaper reporter (the narrator, who is unnamed) fascinated by the disorderly lives of an airplane racing team consisting of a pilot, a parachute jumper, and an airplane mechanic.
Oh, and there is a woman involved—Laverne, who is shared in a menage à trois between the pilot and the parachute jumper. There is also Laverne’s son, whose father may be the pilot or the jumper, but who bears the pilot’s name out of convenience. The reporter circles around Laverne with mixed lust and compassion.—Jim @ Goodreads.com.
The story highlights barnstorming of the 1920’s and is the basis for the 1957 movie, The Tarnished Angels, starring Rock Hudson, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Faulkner, William
William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life.
Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel laureate. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were As I Lay Dying (1930) and Light in August (1932). Absalom, Absalom! (1936) is often included on similar lists.--Wikipedia.
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