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Carson McCullers

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of John Singer, a lonely deaf-mute, and a disparate group of people who are drawn towards his kind, sympathetic nature. The owner of the café where Singer eats every day, a young girl desperate to grow up, an angry drunkard, a frustrated black doctor: each pours their heart out to Singer, their silent confidant, and he in turn changes their disenchanted lives in ways they could never imagine.
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  • Irena Nadjhas quoted14 days ago
    ‘When a Jew boy is born they put a gold piece in the bank for him. That’s what Jews do.’
    ‘Shucks. You got it mixed up,’ she said. ‘It’s Catholics you’re thinking about. Catholics buy a pistol for a baby soon as it’s born. Some day the Catholics mean to start a war and kill everybody else.’
  • Irena Nadjhas quoted15 days ago
    always followed and expected Singer to lead
  • Irena Nadjhas quoted15 days ago
    went to Mr. Singer’s room. The visit blunted the feeling of loneliness in him so that when he said good-bye he was at peace with himself once mo

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