The Orchard Keeper

The Orchard Keeper

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Set in a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, The Orchard Keeper is an early classic from one of Americaa€™s finest and most celebrated authors. It tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boya€™s father. Cormac McCarthya€™s debut novel is a magnificent evocation of an American landscape, and of a lost American time. a€˜The feeling for the land and seasons is so intense as to be part of the story and there are scenes one will never forget . . . A complicated and evocative exposition of the transience of lifea€™ Harpera€™s a€˜A true American originala€™ NewsweekHe got the car rocked loose and then had to back down for almost half a mile before he could find a place that looked wide ... By the time he got out on the pike a wind had come up and small spits of rain were breaking on the glass. ... The lights of the city hovered in a nimbus and again stood fractured in the black river, isinglass image, tangled broken ... Waist-deep in the engine compartment with the upturned hood sheltering him like the maw of some benevolent monster he checkedanbsp;...

Title:The Orchard Keeper
Author:Cormac McCarthy
Publisher:Pan Macmillan - 2010-12-10


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