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The Gardener's Son

Author: Cormac McCarthy  

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The first screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road.

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The first screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road.

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The Gardener's Son is the tale of two families: the wealthy Greggs, who own the local cotton mill, and the McEvoys, a family of mill workers beset by misfortune.Two years ago, Robert McEvoy was involved in an accident that led to the amputation of his leg. Consumed by bitterness and anger, he quit his job at the mill and fled. Now, news of his mother's terminal illness brings Robert home. What he finds on his return stokes the slow burning rage he carries within him, a fury that ultimately consumes both the McEvoys and the Greggs.This taut, riveting drama was Cormac McCarthy's first written screenplay. Directed by Richard Pearce, it was produced as a two-hour film in 1976 and received two Emmy Award nominations. This is the first UK publication of the film script in book form.

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“The Gardener's Son . . . refuses to send us off to bed secure in the knowledge that everything in this life has a defined beginning, middle and end . . . evoked with almost poetic vividness . . . The result is strangely haunting . . . a memorable portrait of another place in another time”

The Gardener's Son . . . refuses to send us off to bed secure in the knowledge that everything in this life has a defined beginning, middle and end . . . evoked with almost poetic vividness . . . The result is strangely haunting . . . a memorable portrait of another place in another time -- John O'Connor New York Times

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About the Author

Cormac McCarthy is one of the most enigmatic and reclusive superstars of the modern literary world. Living and writing from El Paso, Texas, he has shunned all requests for interviews, appearances at bookshops or literary festivals.Nonetheless, he remains one of the most admired writers of the last fifty years. His eight novels have received extraordinary reviews, being hailed as masterpieces of American literature. He has won the American National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses, the first book of The Border Trilogy.Cormac McCarthy is the author of twelve novels and a play. All his novels are available in Picador editions. He died in June 2023.

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The Gardener's Son is the tale of two families: the wealthy Greggs, who own the local cotton mill, and the McEvoys, a family of mill workers beset by misfortune.Two years ago, Robert McEvoy was involved in an accident that led to the amputation of his leg. Consumed by bitterness and anger, he quit his job at the mill and fled. Now, news of his mother's terminal illness brings Robert home. What he finds on his return stokes the slow burning rage he carries within him, a fury that ultimately consumes both the McEvoys and the Greggs.This taut, riveting drama was Cormac McCarthy's first written screenplay. Directed by Richard Pearce, it was produced as a two-hour film in 1976 and received two Emmy Award nominations. This is the first UK publication of the film script in book form.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Picador
Published
4th December 2014
Edition
Main Market Ed.
Pages
112
ISBN
9781447273134

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