The Orchard Keeper (Paperback)
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The Orchard Keeper (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 01/01/2010
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Waterstones Says

In characteristically spare and powerful prose, McCarthy's mesmerising debut centres on the ambiguous relationship between a young boy and an outcast who has killed the boy's father.

Set in a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, The Orchard Keeper is an early classic from one of America's finest and most celebrated authors.

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. Cormac McCarthy's debut novel is a magnificent evocation of an American landscape, and of a lost American time.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330511254
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Mr McCarthy has the best kind of Southern style, one that fuses risky eloquence, intricate rhythms and dead-to-rights accuracy - New York Times

The feeling for the land and seasons is so intense as to be part of the story and there are scenes one will never forget . . . A complicated and evocative exposition of the transience of life. - Harper’s

A true American original. - Newsweek

McCarthy puts most other American writers to shame. His work itself repays the tight focus of his attention with its finely-wrought craftsmanship and its ferocious energy - New York Times Book Review

McCarthy is a master stylist, perhaps without equal in American letters . . . In his hands, everything is done with consummate skill – a kind of maximalism with precision crafting - Village Voice

No other novelist in America seems to have looked the work of Faulkner in the eye without blinking and lived to write in his spirit without sounding like a parody of the master - Dallas Morning News

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