The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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Set in the American South, this is the story of a group of people who have little in common. A young girl, a drunk and a black doctor are drawn to a gentle, sympathetic deaf mute, John Singer, whose presence changes their lives.

ISBN: 9780141185224 Author: McCullers, Carson Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 31st August 2000 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.52 (edition:22) Pages: 311 Language: English Edition: Reissue Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

‘She has examined the heart of man with an understanding … that no other writer can hope to surpass’ Tennessee Williams

Often cited as one of the great novels of twentieth-century American fiction, Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of John Singer, a lonely deaf-mute, and a disparate group of people who are drawn towards his kind, sympathetic nature. The owner of the café where Singer eats every day, a young girl desperate to grow up, an angry socialist drunkard, a frustrated black doctor: each pours their heart out to Singer, their silent confidant, and he in turn changes their disenchanted lives in ways the could never imagine. Moving, sensitive and deeply humane, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter explores loneliness, the human need for understanding and the search for love.

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