The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

 

This is one of the most profoundly moving books I have ever read. 

The better a book is, the harder I find to review it.  (I still haven’t finished my review of Hannah Tinti’s The Good Thief.)  What could I possibly say that would do justice to this book?  I’m kind of blown away that McCullers was only 23 when she wrote it.  The isolation she describes is a universal condition but the extent to which she understands its varied manifestations is a triumph of empathy.  There is so much in this book which rings true and it is all so beautifully written that I found myself in awe every time I picked it up.

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