The Harvard Square Book Circle

Monday, June 24, 2019 7:00pm

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses FLANNERY O'CONNOR's haunting and seminal first novel Wise Blood.

About Wise Blood

Wise Blood is the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his inborn, desperate fate. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Sabbath Lily. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Motes founds the Church Without Christ, but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God. He meets Enoch Emery, a young man with "wise blood," who leads him to a mummified holy child and whose crazy maneuvers are a manifestation of Motes's existential struggles. This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdom gives us one of the most riveting characters in American fiction.

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Phone:
(617) 661-1515
Cost:
Free
Location:
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
1256 Massachusetts Avenue, MA 02138