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The Resource Child of God, Cormac McCarthy

Child of God, Cormac McCarthy

Label
Child of God
Title
Child of God
Statement of responsibility
Cormac McCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Falsely accused of rape, Lester Ballard is released from jail, and a trip to the dry-goods store, an errand to the blacksmith, and other incidents are transformed into scenes of the comic and the grotesque
  • Child of God is a taut, chilling novel that pumbs the depths of human degradation. Falsely accused of rape, Lester Ballard-- a violent, dispossessed man who haunts the hill country of East Tennessee-- is released from jail and allowed to roam at will, preying on the population with his strange lusts
Summary
Set in Tennessee in the 1960s, this chilling novel sees Lester Ballard become increasingly isolated from society. After taking a deceased woman as a girlfriend, he "saves her" from a fire--and his life spirals into deepening depravity
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
043936
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Cormac
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C337
LC item number
C4 1993
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Psychopaths
  • Tennessee
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Psychopaths
  • Tennessee
Target audience
adult
Label
Child of God, Cormac McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover by Random House, Inc., New York, in 1973"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Child of God is a taut, chilling novel that pumbs the depths of human degradation. Falsely accused of rape, Lester Ballard -- a violent, dispossessed man who haunts the hill country of East Tennessee -- is released from jail and allowed to roam at will, preying on the population with his strange lusts
Control code
ocm27012701
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780679728740
Lccn
92050587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27012701
Label
Child of God, Cormac McCarthy
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover by Random House, Inc., New York, in 1973"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Child of God is a taut, chilling novel that pumbs the depths of human degradation. Falsely accused of rape, Lester Ballard -- a violent, dispossessed man who haunts the hill country of East Tennessee -- is released from jail and allowed to roam at will, preying on the population with his strange lusts
Control code
ocm27012701
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780679728740
Lccn
92050587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27012701

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