Home from the hill novel

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home from the hill novel

Home from the Hill by William Humphrey

Twelve years after Hannah Hunnicutt was committed to a Dallas asylum, her body is brought home to northeast Texas to be buried alongside those of her husband and son. Etched on all three gravestones is the same date of death: May 28, 1939.

Home from the Hill is the story of that tragic day and the dramatic events leading up to it. The biggest landowner in the county, Captain Wade Hunnicutt was a charismatic war hero whose legendary hunting skills extended to the wives of his friends and neighbors. Humiliated by her husband’s philandering, Hannah grew to despise Captain Wade but was too proud to ask for a divorce; instead, she devoted herself to her only child. Torn between his mother’s adoration and an overwhelming need to win his father’s approval, Theron tried to become his own man. And he might have succeeded if he hadn’t fallen in love with the beautiful and innocent Libby Halstead.
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Thank you! A novel succeeds a volume of short stories and it records its tragedy of human waste in consistent and convincing terms, to which the background- the woods and hills of an east Texas village- lends a particular accent. This is the story of the Hunnicutts; the Captain who cuts a flashing figure as a gentleman-hunter with a sharp eye for women as well as squirrels; Hannah, his wife, undeceived and unforgiving; and Theron, their only son, who worships his father and shares his passion for boar and coon.
William Humphrey

Home from the Hill: A Novel

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The script was adapted from the novel of the same name by William Humphrey. The film was entered into the Cannes Film Festival. As of the film's only surviving credited cast member is George Hamilton. In the beginning, Captain Wade Hunnicutt Robert Mitchum , the wealthiest and most powerful person in his East Texas town, is wounded by a jealous husband. Wade is a notorious womanizer, who lives with his beautiful wife Hannah Eleanor Parker who scorns him. She has raised their son Theron George Hamilton to be dependent upon her, but as he reaches adulthood Theron seeks his father's help in becoming a man. Wade initiates Theron in hunting and other masculine pursuits under the watchful eye of Rafe George Peppard , Hunnicutt's loyal employee.

Early one morning last September the men squatting on the northeast corner of the town square looked up from their whittling to see, already halfway down the west side and passing under the shadow of the Confederate monument, a dusty long black hearse with a Dallas County license plate. The cottonseed mill had just begun to waft downtown its hot sweet nutty smell. Dew was beginning to rise, steaming above the rooftops, hovering above the grass in the plaza, above the bale of cotton, the county's first for the year, that stood upon a wooden platform wrapped in red bunting there. On the air around the Confederate soldier, martens from the building eaves eddied and swirled like scraps of paper ash. Stores were just opening, the only sounds were the distant hum of the gins and occasional cries from the band of children playing up and down the empty walks, and at that moment not a car of the dozen or so in the square was in motion. Yet so noiselessly had it materialized that the hearse was halfway down the block before anyone saw it. At that moment the courthouse clock commenced tolling the sixteen chimes before the hour of eight.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Tara E. says:

    Captain Wade Hunnicutt Robert Mitchum is introduced to us as a man of action.

  2. Spororboldesc says:

    Home from the Hill is the story of that tragic day and the dramatic events leading . HOME FROM THE HILL, Humphrey's first novel was written in the form of a.

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