Child of God

CD - unabridged
(3 CDs)
Product Number: CDS242
Released: 01 Jun, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471235962
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Publisher: W F Howes
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Lester Ballard, a violent, solitary and introverted young backwoodsman, 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 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.

Author(s): Cormac McCarthy
Original Publish Date: 01 Jun, 2013

All Formats/Editions

Author(s): Cormac McCarthy
Genre: Literature
Product Number WEB111670
Released: 10 Dec, 2010
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: #9780330474962

Professional reviews

"By the author of the critically acclaimed The Road, Child of God is a taut, chilling novella that plumbs the depths of human degradation ‘A powerful and talented writer, able to elicit compassion for his protagonist however terrible his actions’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘McCarthy charts the terrible decline of Lester Ballard with passion, tenderness, eloquence, and a humour which…is attuned perfectly to the bitter wryness of the South.’ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ‘His prose, unfailingly beautiful and exact, carries us into a dreamworld of astonishing and violent revelation’ TOBIAS WOLFF"

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