The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by McCullers, Carson
Carson McCullers
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Heart Is a Lonely Hunter -- Carson McCullers - Paperback


The beloved classic that turned Carson McCullers into an overnight literary sensation and one of the Modern Library's top 20 novels of the 20th century.

"A remarkable book...From the opening page, brilliant in its establishment of mood, character, and suspense, the book takes hold of the reader."

In a Georgia Mill town during the 1930s, an enigmatic John Singer, draws out the haunted confessions of an itinerant worker, a doctor, a widowed café owner, and a young girl. Each yearns for escape from small town life, but the young girl, Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (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--and, through Mick, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.



Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 09/06/2022
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.95d
ISBN: 9780618526413
Age Range: 14-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.3
Point Value: 19
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 740 / Heart Is a Lonely Hunter


Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 103

About the Author
Carson McCullers (1917-1967) was the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Member of the Wedding, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Clock Without Hands. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, made her an overnight literary sensation.

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