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Wise blood

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Series: FSG classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The passengers on the train to Taulkinham show mixed reactions when Haze questions their belief in Jesus.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Religious fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 9780374530631 0374530637
OCLC Number: 86074593
Description: 236 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: FSG classics.
Responsibility: Flannery O'Connor.
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The passengers on the train to Taulkinham show mixed reactions when Haze questions their belief in Jesus.

"Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his inborn, desperate fate. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Sabbath Lily. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Motes founds the Church Without Christ, but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God. He meets Enoch Emery, a young man with "wise blood," who leads him to a mummified holy child and whose crazy maneuvers are a manifestation of Motes's existential struggles. This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdom gives us one of the most riveting characters in American fiction." -- Publisher's description

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