From the bestselling author of The Passenger and the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Road • In this taut, chilling story, Lester Ballard—a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape—haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail.
While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.
"Like the novelists he admires-Melville, Dostoyevsky, Faulkner-Cormac McCarthy has created an imaginative oeuvre greater and deeper than any single book. Such writers wrestle with the gods themselves." —Washington Post
Look for Cormac McCarthy's latest bestselling novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris.
Bad Bad Things
Horrific; a car accident you can never look away from. McCarthy’s poetic words give loft and purpose to this grim fable he winds.
Child of God reveiw
This book was thoroughly gripping in a disturbing way. Lester Ballard is easily one of the most insane characters I have ever read. My only complaint about the book was the narrative. It was often times quite hard to understand. But when major things happened it was generally very good.
A well written but troubling story.
A great author gives you a glimpse into the mind of extreme untreated mental illness. This book is not for the faint hearted.