Child of God

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In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard-a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape-haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.


THEY CAME LIKE A CARAVAN of carnival folk up through the swales of broomstraw and across the hill in the morning sun, the truck rocking and pitching in the ruts and the musicians on chairs in the truc...

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Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, screenwriter, and playwright who has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A number of his works have been adapted into films, including All the Pretty…

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Outstandingly and creepy this brief little bit of McCarthy will trouble your mind in those dark hours of winter before dawn arrives.

This is the tale of demented little Lester Ballard who came to rise from the mud of Seveirville, Tennessee and reside within the hollowed out mountains that tower above the town… now a modest sized city.

His fiendish deeds rival those of Ed Gein.

Brilliant tale of subtle horror from the master of Southern grotesqueries.

10/31/2023 7:28:59 AM

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