In this taut, chilling novel, 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.
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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.
All his works an ode to a literary alchemist’s Magnum Opus. A gorgeous work of human degradation at it’s most perverse.