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: When she was only twenty-three, CarsonÂ Â McCullers's first novel created a literary sensation. SheÂ Â was very special, one of America's superlativeÂ Â writers who conjures up a vision of existence asÂ Â terrible as it is real, who takes us on shatteringÂ Â voyages into the depths of the spiritual isolationÂ Â that underlies the human condition. This novel isÂ Â the work of a supreme artist, Carson McCullers'sÂ Â enduring masterpiece. The heroine is the strangeÂ Â young girl, Mick Kelly. The setting is a smallÂ Â Southern town, the cosmos universal and eternal.Â Â The characters are the damned, the voiceless, theÂ Â rejected. Some fight their loneliness withÂ Â violence and depravity, Some with sex or drink, and someÂ Â -- like Mick -- with a quiet, intensely personalÂ Â search for beauty.