The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Paperback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" was Carson McCullers' first novel, written in 1940.
Set in a small town in the American South, it is the story of a group of people who have little in common except that they are all hopelessly lonely.
A young girl, a drunken socialist and a black doctor are drawn to a gentle, sympathetic deaf mute, whose presence changes their lives.
This powerful exploration of alienation is both moving and perceptive.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/08/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141185224