WISE BLOOD: A NOVEL (FSG CLASSICS) 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.

Book Specifications
Release date: 2007-03-06
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 2007-03-06
Label: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 256
Edition: First
ASIN: 0374530637
ISBN: 0374530637
Height: 826
Length: 561
Weight: 52
Width: 71
Product Group: Book