The Orchard Keeper (Paperback)

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    Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in1933 and spent most of his childhood near Knoxville, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Air Force and later studied at the University of Tennessee. In 1976 he moved to El Paso, Texas, where he lives today. McCarthy's fiction parallels his movement from the Southeast to the West--the first four novels being set in Tennessee, the last three in the Southwest and Mexico.The Orchard Keeper (1965) won the Faulkner Award for a first novel; it was followed byOuter Dark (1968), Child of God (1973), Suttree (1979), Blood Meridian (1985),All the Pretty Horses, which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award for fiction in 1992, andThe Crossing.
    An American classic, The Orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists. Set is a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, it tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boy's father. Together with Rattner's Uncle Ather, who belongs to a former age in his communion with nature and his stoic independence, they enact a drama that seems born of the land itself. All three are heroes of an intense and compelling celebration of values lost to time and industrialization.

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    ISBN 9780679728726
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1993-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors McCarthy, Cormac

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