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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

About the Book

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Written when Carson McCullers was 23, her novel's heroine is the strange young girl, Mick Kelly. The setting is a small Southern town. The characters are the damned, the voiceless, he rejected. Some fight their loneliness with violence and depravity, some with sex or drink, and some --- like Mick --- with a quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers

  • Publication Date: April 21, 2004
  • Genres: Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner
  • ISBN-10: 0618526412
  • ISBN-13: 9780618526413