Pylon is the story of a group of barnstormers, whose lives are thoroughly unconventional. They live hand to mouth always a step or two ahead of destitution and their interpersonal relationships are unorthodox and shocking by the standards of their society and times. They meet an overwrought and extremely emotional newspaperman in New Valois, who gets deeply involved with them, with tragic consequences. First Printing February 1935. 315 pages. In 1949 William Faulkner received the Nobel Prize in Literature.