Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
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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.

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About Cormac McCarthy

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Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine previous novels. Among his honors are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Published August 11, 2010 by Vintage. 209 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Child of God, maybe, but also murderer, arsonist, and necrophiliac is crazy Lester Ballard from Tennessee.

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Cormac McCarthy's child of God, Lester Ballard, is such a character.

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Cormac McCarthy is arguably the master of the weird in American fiction.

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Yet McCarthy writes with such power and assurance that, even if we cannot really sympathise or even empathise with Lester, we can at least follow his progress with fascinated attention, even as we marvel at the evocation of the land: Going up a track of a road through the quarry woods where a...

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