The Orchard Keeper

by Cormac McCarthy

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.

Year First Published:1965

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The Orchard Keeper
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ISBN: 9780679728726      ISBN 10: 0679728724
Publisher: Vintage Books  1993

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The Orchard Keeper
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ISBN: 9780330314916      ISBN 10: 0330314912
Publisher: Macmillan  1994

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