Child of God is as creepy as it is beautiful — Cormac McCarthy is good at that. Lester Ballard is falsely accused of rape, but that doesn't mean he isn't guilty of other crimes. McCarthy makes the main character an equal combination of scary, creepy, sad, and hilarious. This novel will give you the creeps for a long time after you have put it down. Recommended By Jeffrey J., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Born in Rhode Island in 1933 but raised and educated in Tennesee, Cormac McCarthy is the author of a dozen previous novels and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.