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Wise Blood: A Novel (FSG Classics) By Flannery O'Connor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374530631
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 6th, 2007

"There are all kinds of truth ... but behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there's no truth.”

I do not recommend "Wise Blood" lightly. It's dark and twisted. It's both deeply religious and scathingly blasphemous. When I finished reading, I was in a bonafide book drought. Nothing satisfied me; it was that affecting. At its core, "Wise Blood" is the story of Hazel Motes, the son of a preacher who decides to start his own "Church Without Christ". In the classic Southern Gothic style, Flannery O'Connor weaves a tale of redemption amidst a backdrop of extreme (and often grotesque) characters.