New York: Random House, 1973. First edition. about Fine/about Fine. An about Fine book in like dust jacket. The book has a very slight lean and some foxing to the closed top edge of the page block, otherwise an excellent copy. In a price-clipped dust jacket with only the most trivial wear, generally bright and unworn.Published in 1973, Child of God follows the story of Lester Ballard, a deviant and depraved pariah living in the Tennessee mountains. The book was McCarthy's third novel and like much of his work is deeply concerned with violence and moral desolation. The novel was recently adapted into a film, directed by James Franco. "Prompts comparison with the work of the ancient Greek playwrights for its deep religious feeling and stubborn insistence on the mystery of existence." (Chronology of American Literature)McCarthy is thought of as one of the great living novelists, and Blood Meridian appeared on Time's list of the 100 best English-language books released between 1923-2005. Harold Blood considers McCarthy one of the "four living writers in America who have, in one way or another, touched what I would call the sublime.". about Fine in about Fine dust jacket.
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