Gardener's Son

Paperback | December 9, 2014

byCormac Mccarthy

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s acclaimed first screenplay, the basis for an Emmy-nominated film—a taut, riveting intergenerational drama of fathers and sons, power, inequality, rage, and violence set in post-Civil War South Carolina.

Set in Graniteville, South Carolina, The Gardener’s Son is a tale of privilege and hardship, animosity and vengeance brought to life through two families: the Greggs, the wealthy owners of a cotton mill, and their employees the McEvoys, a father and son beset by misfortune. After Robert McEvoy loses his leg in an accident—rumored to have been caused by his nemesis James Gregg, the son of the mill’s founder—the angry and bitter young man deserts his job and family.

Two years later, Robert returns. His mother is dying, and his father, the mill’s gardener, is confined indoors working the factory line. These intertwined events stoke the slow burning rage McEvoy has long carried, a fury that erupts in a terrible act of violence that ultimately consumes the Gregg family and his own.

Made into an acclaimed film broadcast on PBS in 1976, The Gardener’s Son received two Emmy Award nominations and was screened at the Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s acclaimed first screenplay, the basis for an Emmy-nominated film—a taut, riveting intergenerational drama of fathers and sons, power, inequality, rage, and violence set in post-Civil War South Carolina.Set in Graniteville, South Carolina, The Gardener’s Son is a tale of privilege and hard...

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The screenplay for McCarthy's classic film, bearing in full measure his gift—the ability to fit complex and universal emotions into ordinary lives and still preserve all of their power and significanceIn the spring of 1975 the film director Richard Pearce approached Cormac McCarthy with a screenplay idea. Though already a widely acclai...

Cormac McCarthy is the author of numerous novels, includingBlood Meridian,No Country for Old Men, andThe Road. He has won the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. His plays includeThe StonemasonandThe Sunset Limited, which was originally performed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His scree...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.25 inPublished:December 9, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062287540

ISBN - 13:9780062287540

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