The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor

The novel revolves around a young boy, Francis Tarwater, raised by his religious fanatic great-uncle in the backwoods of the American South. After his uncle's death, he is torn between following his uncle's wish for him to become a prophet, and the allure of a more conventional life presented by his educated uncle, Rayber. The story is a deep exploration of religious extremism, the struggle between free will and destiny, and the power of prophecy.

The 1636th greatest book of all time


Published
1960
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
256
Words
58,950
Original Language
English

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