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The heart is a lonely hunter

Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1953.
Series: A Bantam book, N3431
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Story of deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for all 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 attune to the spiritual isolation that underlies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Allegories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0553269631 9780553269635
OCLC Number: 37347793
Target Audience: RL 6.; Ages 14 and up.
Description: 307 p. ; 18 cm.
Series Title: A Bantam book, N3431
Responsibility: by Carson McCullers.

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Story of deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for all 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 attune 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.

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