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 Americaas 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 boyas father. Cormac McCarthyas debut novel is a magnificent evocation of an American landscape, and of a lost American time. aThe 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 Harperas aA 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|
|Publisher||:||Pan Macmillan - 2010-12-10|