Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – What is the story about?
Jean Louise Finch, a 26 years old — “Scout” — comes home for her older parent, Atticus in Maycomb, Alabama, New York City. Against the backdrop of the strains of civil rights and political instability that changed the South, Jean Louise’s home-coming becomes sour as she learns the unsettling realities of her closely linked kin, the town and the people she loves. Her childhood memories are reversed, and her beliefs and suppositions are cast in dispute. Go Set a Watchman catches a young woman and a world in the difficult yet required transition from the delusions of the past, where many of the famous figures in To Kill a Mockingbird feature – a path that can only be driven by one’s own eyes.
Go Set a Watchman, written in the mid-1950s, offers the late Harper Lee more full, enriched understanding and appreciation. Here is an incredible novel of experience, compassion, love, satire and unmistakable precision—a piece of art which is deeply important and marvellously evocative and appropriate for our times. It not only confirms To Kill a Mockingbird’s ongoing brilliance, but also works as its fundamental friend, and offers an American classic scope, sense and new significance.
What did the media say about the book?
#1 New York Times Bestseller
“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades.” — New York Times
A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Harper Lee is the author of Pulitzer prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird“
About the Book
- Book Name: Go Set the Watchman
- Author: Harper Lee
- Genre: Adult, Fiction
- Language: English
- Ratings: 3.32/5 (Goodreads.com)
Go Set the Watchman by Harper Lee