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Lester Ballard, il protagonista di questo romanzo, ? uno dei tanti ?poveri bianchi? che popolano le catapecchie e i cortili del Sud rurale, le campagne fuori dal tempo dove la Storia ? scandita dai linciaggi e dalle pubbliche impiccagioni, dove la promiscuit? e l'incesto sono la regola, dove la miseria e l'abiezione rendono incongrua, quasi surreale, la sporadica comparsa di un'aula di tribunale o di una stanza d'ospedale. Nello spazio di una breve gelida stagione, Ballard, il contadino solitario, amante della ...
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Lester Ballard, il protagonista di questo romanzo, è uno dei tanti «poveri bianchi» che popolano le catapecchie e i cortili del Sud rurale, le campagne fuori dal tempo dove la Storia è scandita dai linciaggi e dalle pubbliche impiccagioni, dove la promiscuità e l'incesto sono la regola, dove la miseria e l'abiezione rendono incongrua, quasi surreale, la sporadica comparsa di un'aula di tribunale o di una stanza d'ospedale. Nello spazio di una breve gelida stagione, Ballard, il contadino solitario, amante della caccia e del whisky fatto in casa, si trasforma in un animale da preda: da feticista a stupratore, ad assassino, a necrofilo. Le scorribande sempre piú sanguinose di questo serial killer controcorrente hanno come cornice la natura violenta e il paesaggio incantato delle montagne del Tennessee, e a commentarle è un coro di personaggi che, come sempre, attinge a quel museo degli orrori che è l'immaginazione di uno scrittore peraltro capace di insospettate, improvvise delicatezze.
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  • ISBN-13: 9788858402238
  • Publisher: EINAUDI
  • Publication date: 10/7/2010
  • Language: Italian
  • Sold by: GIULIO EINAUDI EDITORE - EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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