The Morning Watch

Finalist, National Book Awards 1952 for Fiction

Cover of the Morning Watch by James Agee
ISBN 9780380005697
Houghton Mifflin

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In The Morning Watch, his only other published novel, the extraordinary power of language and the themes that so moved readers of A Death in the Family may already be seen. In prose of astonishing clarity and intensity, Agee captured the portrait of an appealing and very real boy – serious, pitiable, funny – at the moment of his initiation into a feared yet fascinating world.