Road to Saulsbury, Tennessee (Location Key)


Saulsbury is a real town in Tennessee, about seventy miles east of Memphis and a few miles north of the border between Tennessee and Mississippi (507). Light in August ends in two places at once: the bed at the furniture dealer's house and, in the story he is telling his wife as they lie there happily, on the road just south of Saulsbury. For Lena Grove, to whom the dealer gives the last words of his story and who therefore has novel's last - but definitely not 'final' - words, this is only the next place on her journey. As she puts it: "My, my. A body does get around" (507).

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