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Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

By Carson McCullers
Published in 2000 by Mariner Books
Originally published in 1940
Finished reading: July 18th, 2019
Rating: 4.0 / 5


Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of John Singer, a lonely deaf-mute, and a disparate group of people who are drawn towards his kind, sympathetic nature. The owner of the café where Singer eats every day, a young girl desperate to grow up, an angry drunkard, a frustrated black doctor: each pours their heart out to Singer, their silent confidant, and he in turn changes their disenchanted lives in ways they could never imagine.