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The heart is a lonely hunter

Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2000.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the novel's center is the 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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0141185228 9780141185224
OCLC Number: 59567887
Description: 320 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Carson McCullers.

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A group of people have little in common except that they are all hopelessly lonely. A young girl, a drunken socialist and a black doctor are drawn to a gentle, sympathetic deaf mute, whose presence  Read more...

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