The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Author: Carson McCullers

Format: Paperback

Pages: 359 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9780618084746

Published: September 8th 2000

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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 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 they could never imagine.

Contains Chronology, list of Further Reading and Notes.