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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Oprah book)

Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0618526412 9780618526413
OCLC Number: 648152042
Notes: "A Mariner book."
Description: 359 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Carson McCullers.

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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.

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To me the most impressive aspect of THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER is the astonishing humanity that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as Read more...

 
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