The heart is a lonely hunter – Carson McCullers

It’s amazing what they can do with a nice cover on an old book. The story had a real “To Kill a Mockingbird” feel about it – the 1940’s, life in a small American town where a lot of drink and race problems exist. And a bunch of the loneliest malcontents you could hope to meet – all loosely linked to the central deaf mute character, who is seemingly impossibly content and self-contained. Very satisfying, and with a better ending, this would be a lot more famous than it is.