The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

  • by Carson McCullers
  • Narrated by Cherry Jones
  • 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An Oprah Winfrey Book Club Selection. Carson McCullers was all of 23 when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South [has] produced." The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s.
Richard Wright was astonished by McCullers's ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." Hers is a humanity that touches all who come to her work, whether for the first time or, as so many do, time and time again. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, most enduring best.


What the Critics Say

"A remarkable book...[McCullers writes] with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming." ( The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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One of the best books of 20th C - beats mocking bird

Book is beautiful- not just extraordinary as with by a woman in her early twenties - but prescient in issue of race relations and moving beyond words. The central character of the mute Singer and the theme of projections is masterly
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- Dr.A.P.Berlin

A classic

I read this because it's one of those books that is on so many 'all time great classics' lists and I wasn't disappointed.
A fascinating look at race and how it plays out in everyday life in the life of one young girl.
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- Helen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-07-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio