Wise Blood Author:Flannery O'Connor Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. — Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate. He falls under the spell of a blind street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerat... more »e fifteen-year-old daughter, Lily Sabbath. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Hazel Motes founds the The Church 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, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.« less
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