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  • By Flannery O''Connor
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Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom
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.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780374530631
    • Manufacturer: FARRAR STRAUSS & GIROUX
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780374530631
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2007
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Flannery O''Connor
    • Page Count: 236
    • Width: 5.52 inches
    • Height: 0.69 inches
    • Length: 8.22 inches
    • Weight: 0.52 pounds
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