The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
In BriefA classic work of Southern Gothic fiction set in a mill town in 1930s Georgia. John Singer is deaf and mute, largely alone in the world until four very different characters find themselves drawn to him. A violent alcoholic, a teenage tomboy, a frustrated black doctor and a quiet café owner come to rely on the silent Singer for a clearer understanding of their troubled existences.
Why you should read itListed by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest English-language books from 1923 to 2005, this long neglected classic deserves a wider modern audience for its sensitively drawn characters and its detailed portrayal of Depression-era life in America’s conflicted South.