Book cover for The Orchard Keeper

The Orchard Keeper



10 December 2010
272 pages
Imprint: Picador


Mr McCarthy has the best kind of Southern style, one that fuses risky eloquence, intricate rhythms and dead-to-rights accuracy
The feeling for the land and seasons is so intense as to be part of the story and there are scenes one will never forget . . . A complicated and evocative exposition of the transience of life.
A true American original.
McCarthy puts most other American writers to shame. His work itself repays the tight focus of his attention with its finely-wrought craftsmanship and its ferocious energy