The orchard keeper

by Cormac McCarthy | 01 January 2010
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Set in rural Tennessee between the world wars, The Orchard Keeper is the unique, darkly biblical debut novel from the legendary author of Blood Meridian and The Road , Cormac McCarthy. 'McCarthy has the best kind of Southern style' - New York Times John Wesley Rattner is a young boy when his father is murdered. Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger, strangled him to death. By chance, John and Marion will meet. They will not recognise each other; John will not know what this man has done. An experimental debut following in the footsteps of William Faulkner, this is a magnificent conjuring of an American landscape - and a devastating portrayal of innocence lost. 'A complicated and evocative exposition of the transience of life' - Harper's Praise for Cormac McCarthy: 'McCarthy worked close to some religious impulse, his books were terrifying and absolute' - Anne Enright, author of The Green Road and The Wren, The Wren 'His prose takes on an almost biblical quality, hallucinatory in its effect and evangelical in its power' - Stephen King, author of The Shining and the Dark Tower series '[I]n presenting the darker human impulses in his rich prose, [McCarthy] showed readers the necessity of facing up to existence' - Annie Proulx, author of Brokeback Mountain
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Set in rural Tennessee between the world wars, The Orchard Keeper is the unique, darkly biblical debut novel from the legendary author of Blood Meridian and The Road , Cormac McCarthy. 'McCarthy has the best kind of Southern style' - New York Times John Wesley Rattner is a young boy when his father is murdered. Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger, strangled him to death. By chance, John and Marion will meet. They will not recognise each other; John will not know what this man has done. An experimental debut following in the footsteps of William Faulkner, this is a magnificent conjuring of an American landscape - and a devastating portrayal of innocence lost. 'A complicated and evocative exposition of the transience of life' - Harper's Praise for Cormac McCarthy: 'McCarthy worked close to some religious impulse, his books were terrifying and absolute' - Anne Enright, author of The Green Road and The Wren, The Wren 'His prose takes on an almost biblical quality, hallucinatory in its effect and evangelical in its power' - Stephen King, author of The Shining and the Dark Tower series '[I]n presenting the darker human impulses in his rich prose, [McCarthy] showed readers the necessity of facing up to existence' - Annie Proulx, author of Brokeback Mountain
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