Fashion Book–The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
I’m in the middle of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter , Carson McCullers’ first novel, and her most well known. I read The Member of the Wedding a few months ago and was struck by the quiet desperation of Frankie Addams, the book’s adolescent heroine. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter focuses on a similarly lonely and aching adolescent girl, Mick Kelly. Allegedly, Mick is loosely based on McCullers herself. She’s a stubborn tomboy, wearing shorts and getting dirty on her solitary walks, telling her sisters that she dresses like a boy because she doesn’t want to dress like them.
Though Mick is rough and tumble, she is also thoughtful and sensitive. She is searching for the beauty in the world, a beauty she finds in music. She loves music intensely, only feeling sad when she hears a beautiful piece because there “isn’t enough of her” to listen to everything. How many times have we all felt that way, about anything beautiful in the world?
Mick’s outfit is simple–a pair of shorts, a plaid shirt, some sneakers, and a straw hat to keep out the Southern sun–but I would love to kick around in this all summer long.
Aeropostale yellow plaid shirt ($24.99)
American Eagle skinny bermuda shorts ($34.95)
Keds Champion canvas sneaker ($40)
Styles for Less ombre straw fedora ($10)