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Wise Blood (Reissue) (Paperback) (Flannery O'Connor)

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Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdomWise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his inborn, desperate fate. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Sabbath Lily. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Motes founds the Church Without Christ, but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God. He meets Enoch Emery, a young man with "wise blood," who leads him to a mummified holy child and whose crazy maneuvers are a manifestation of Motes's existential struggles. This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdom gives us one of the most riveting characters in American fiction.

Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 236.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Faith
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Flannery O'Connor
Language: English
Street Date: March 6, 2007
TCIN: 11337635
UPC: 9780374530631
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5902

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