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Wise blood / Flannery O'Connor.

O'Connor, Flannery, (author.).


The passengers on the train to Taulkinham show mixed reactions when Haze questions their belief in Jesus.
"Wise 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."--Publisher's description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374530631
  • ISBN: 0374530637
  • Physical Description: 236 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Content descriptions

Study Program Information Note:
Reading Counts RC High School 5.9 14.0 Quiz: 41338.
Subject: Faith > Fiction.
Psychology, Religious > Fiction.
Religious adherents > Fiction.
Psychology, Religious.
Religious adherents.
Preaching > Fiction.
Southern States > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Religious fiction.
Religious fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Religious fiction.

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