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The heart is a lonely hunter [electronic resource]. Carson McCullers.

McCullers, Carson. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780547346656 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2010.

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Summary, etc.: With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated —...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : Mariner Books, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 597 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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