A Good Man is Hard to Find

ISBN
9780571351817
Published
07/03/2019
9780571351817
Format
Paperback
Price
£3.50
Paperback
48

About the Book

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

A family sets out on a road trip in the American South. The grandmother suggests they change course in order to avoid “The Misfit”, an escaped convict who’s reportedly heading towards Florida. But when their car turns over in a ditch, who should they flag down for help but the very man whose picture they recognise from the paper . . .

Flannery O’Connor’s famous fifties story evokes heat and dust, family and feuding, God and grace – and is utterly uncompromising in its brutality.

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. A family sets out on a road trip in the American South. The grandmother suggests they change course in order to avoid “The Misfit”, an escaped convict who’s reportedly heading towards Florida. But when their car turns over in a ditch, who should they flag down for help but the very man whose picture they recognise from the paper . . .Flannery O’Connor’s famous fifties story evokes heat and dust, family and feuding, God and grace – and is utterly uncompromising in its brutality.Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
  • Flannery O'Connor

    Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the only child of Catholic parents. In 1945 she enrolled at the Georgia State College for Women. After earning her degree she continued her studies on the University of Iowa's writing program, and her first published story, 'The Geranium', was written while she was still a student. Her writing is best known for its explorations of religious themes and southern racial issues, and for combining the comic with the tragic. After university, she moved to New York where she continued to write. In 1952 she learned that she was dying of lupus, a disease which had afflicted her father. For the rest of her life, she and her mother lived on the family dairy farm, Andalusia, outside Millidgeville, Georgia. For pleasure she raised peacocks, pheasants, swans, geese, chickens and Muscovy ducks. She was a good amateur painter. Her Complete Stories was awarded the Best of the National Book Awards by America's National Book Foundation in 2009.

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