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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

 12.00

by Carson McCullers

The greatest prose writer that the South produced … She has examined the heart of man with an understanding that no other writer can hope to surpass — Tennessee Williams

A remarkable book … [McCullers] writes with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming ― The New York Times

Of all the Southern writers, she is the most apt to endure — Gore Vidal

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Often cited as one of the great novels of twentieth-century American fiction, Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of John Singer, a lonely deaf-mute, and a disparate group of people who are drawn towards his kind, sympathetic nature.

The owner of the café where Singer eats every day, a young girl desperate to grow up, an angry socialist drunkard, a frustrated black doctor: each pours their heart out to Singer, their silent confidant, and he in turn changes their disenchanted lives in ways the could never imagine. Moving, sensitive and deeply humane, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter explores loneliness, the human need for understanding and the search for love.

About the Author

Carson McCullers was born in 1917. She is the critically acclaimed author of several popular novels in the 1940s and ’50s, including The Member of the Wedding (1946). Her novels frequently depicted life in small towns of the southeastern United States and were marked by themes of loneliness and spiritual isolation. McCullers suffered from ill health most of her adult life, including a series of strokes that began when she was in her 20s; she died at the age of 50.

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 12.7 × 2.0 × 19.8 cm

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