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The Resource Child of God, Cormac McCarthy

Child of God, Cormac McCarthy

Label
Child of God
Title
Child of God
Statement of responsibility
Cormac McCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the author of the critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, Child of God is a taut, chilling novel that plumbs the depths of human degradation. Lester Ballard, a violent, solitary, and introverted young backwoodsman dispossessed on his ancestral land, is released from jail and allowed to haunt the hill country of East Tennessee, preying on the population with his strange lusts. McCarthy transforms commonplace brushes with humanity -- in homesteads, stores, and in the woods -- into stunning scenes of the comic and the grotesque, and as the story hurtles toward its unforgettable conclusion, depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humour, and characteristic lyrical brilliance
Summary
Set in Tennessee in the 1960s, this chilling novel sees Lester Ballard become increasingly isolated from society. After taking a deceased woman as a girlfriend, he "saves her" from a fire--and his life spirals into deepening depravity
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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043936
Cataloging source
SALS
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1933-
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McCarthy, Cormac
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Fugitives from justice
  • Psychopaths
  • Tennessee
Target audience
adult
Label
Child of God, Cormac McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Random House, 1973 ; London: Chatto and Windus, 1975
Control code
000045526145
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
185 p.
Isbn
9780330510950
System control number
(OCoLC)503947003
Label
Child of God, Cormac McCarthy
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Random House, 1973 ; London: Chatto and Windus, 1975
Control code
000045526145
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
185 p.
Isbn
9780330510950
System control number
(OCoLC)503947003

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