The Orchard Keeper
The Orchard Keeper

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.

Title The Orchard Keeper
Author Cormac McCarthy
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 02 February 1993
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0679728724
ISBN-13 9780679728726
Publication Date 02 February 1993
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.

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