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The Orchard Keeper

The Orchard Keeper

Author(s): Cormac McCarthy

Location(s): Tennessee

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920-1940



Set in a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, The Orchard Keeper is a classic from one of America’s finest and most celebrated authors. It tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlas and bootlegger, who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boy’s father. Cormac McCarthy’s debut nove is a magnificent evocation of an American landscape, and of a lost American time.

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