The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
By Carson Mccullers
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The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson Mccullers ranked # 17 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) is a novel by Carson McCullers. It is centered on a deaf-mute named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s Georgia mill town.
Singer encounters many different people in the story, but most notably the other four main ones: Mick Kelly, Jake Blount, Biff Brannon, and Doctor Copeland. The deaf-mute is a sad, depressed man who reluctantly solves problems for everyone else.
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