Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice. A small-town druggist dying of leukemia calls himself and his community to account in this tale of change and changelessness, of death and the death-in-life that is hate. It is a tale, as McCullers herself wrote, of "response and responsibility--of man toward his own livingness."
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About the Author
Date of Birth:February 19, 1917
Date of Death:November 29, 1967
Place of Birth:Columbus, Georgia
Place of Death:Nyack, New York
Education:Columbia University and New York University, 1935
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With the reading of this book, I have now read all of McCuller's novels. This title is probably her least known as everyone is familiar with 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' and 'The Member of the Wedding'. But, for my money, 'Clock Without Hands' is McCuller's best written work. Every word seems expertly crafted to fit her story of racial ignorance. I believe that McCullers is the greatest of the 'southern authors' and this is her finest work.