Child of God

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Random House, 1974 - Fiction - 197 pages
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Intense. Gorgeous prose as always. - Goodreads
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After hearing an old man recount the days of White Cappin' in Sevier County, TN, a deputy sheriff asks, "You think people was meaner than they are now?" The old man responds, "No, I don't. I think ... Read full review

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About the author (1974)

Cormac McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 20, 1933. He attended the University of Tennessee, but interrupted his studies for four years to join the U.S. Air Force. His first novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published in 1965. His other works include Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and Blood Meridian. All the Pretty Horses, the first part of the Border Trilogy, which also includes The Crossing and Cities of the Plains, won the National Book Award in 1992. His novel No Country for Old Men was adapted into a film in 2007. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road. He has also written plays and screenplays.

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