The Orchard Keeper by Cormac Mccarthy [TRADE PAPERBACK] 1993

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The Orchard Keeper  by Cormac Mccarthy


Cormac Mccarthy's debut novel!  Rare Vintage International paperback printing.

Vintage trade paperback edition w/ frosted matte cover.  Book is in excellent condition.  Some minor edge wear to cover.  Reads like new. 

An American classic, The Orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists.  

Set is a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, it tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boy's father.  Together with Rattner's Uncle Ather, who belongs to a former age in his communion with nature and his stoic independence, they enact a drama that seems born of the land itself.  All three are heroes of an intense and compelling celebration of values lost to time and industrialization.