The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is routinely listed among the best books of the 20th century.
Carson McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated — and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.
"When one puts this book down, it is with . . . a feeling of having been nourished by the truth." --May Sarton