Wise Blood

Wise Blood

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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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 innate, desperate faith. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Hazel 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, and wisdom gives us one of the most riveting characters in American fiction.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781481553865
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Pinchot, Bronson
OverDrive, Inc

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