(From the publisher):
In New Orleans in 1937, a man and woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability. In Mississippi ten years earlier, a convict sets forth across a flooded river, risking his one chance at freedom to rescue a pregnant woman. From these separate stories Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a novel in which elemental danger is juxtaposed with fatal injuries of the spirit.
Original title: The Wild Palms
Alternative titles: If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
- The Wild Palms was translated into Spanish by Jorge Luis Borges in 1940 as Las palmeras salvajes
- Faulkner wished to publish the novel under the title If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, but Random House released it as The Wild Palms