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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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Tisa, October 7, 2013 (view all comments by Tisa)
Lester Ballard, a child of God like the rest of us, is the product of a gruesome childhood experience. He lives his life as an elusive murderer, rapist, and arsonist, and he roams the woods of East Tennessee looking for unsuspecting victims. With his skillful craft of storytelling, McCarthy captures the startling horror, the Southern dialect, and the rural environment that give this tale its authenticity.
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talkingbombs, January 26, 2010 (view all comments by talkingbombs)
An absolutely riveting yet revolting look into the life of "Lester Ballard", a "Child of God" as are we all. This book is slim and very, very grim. McCarthy's lyrical genius is always on display as one is forced to watch Ballard from a distance, creating in the reader a slightly sympathetic feel for an errant monster.
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Ryan Carter, January 17, 2010 (view all comments by Ryan Carter)
This definitely isn't a Blood Meridian or an All the Pretty Horses, but it's definitely worth the read if you're a fan of McCarthy.
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ISBN:
9780679728740
Author:
Mccarthy, Cormac
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
McCarthy, Cormac
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Tennessee
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Fugitives from justice
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Psychopaths
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Psychopaths -- Tennessee -- Fiction.
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Fugitives from justice -- Fiction.
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Literature-A to Z
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fiction;novel;literature;necrophilia;tennessee;american;murder;20th century;appalachia;american literature;1970s;southern;southern gothic;mccarthy;crime;rape;usa;dark;america;violence;american south
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Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19930631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x 0.4 in 0.5 lb

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