Book cover for Child of God

Child of God



08 February 2024
192 pages
Imprint: Picador


A powerful and talented writer, able to elicit compassion for his protagonist however terrible his action.
A reading experience so impressive, so "new", so clearly well made that it seems almost to defy the easy aesthetic categories . . . Accomplished in rare, spare, precise yet poetic prose.
McCarthy charts the terrible decline of Lester Ballard with passion, tenderness, eloquence, and a humour which, at its best, is attuned perfectly to the bitter wryness of the South.