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Wise Blood

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Title:Wise Blood
Author:O'Connor, Flannery
Published:   1949
Publisher:Harcourt, Brace and Company
Tags:fiction, religion, Guardian's 100 Greatest Novels of All Time (2003), Film Adaptation
Description:Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is a story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate faith. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Lily Sabbath. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawkes, Hazel Motes founds The Church of God 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 Hazel's existential struggles. This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.--Goodreads. [Suggest a different description.]
Pages:130 Info

Author Bio for O'Connor, Flannery

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).

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