New York: Random House, 1979. First edition. McCarthy's fourth book and one of his best. A fine copy, square and unmarked, in the near-fine jacket, a couple of very minor nicks and patches of light creasing at extremities yet overall very well preserved, price intact. No remainder mark, and if your copy at home feels a bit smooth on the top or bottom of the text block, chances are it's been sanded. In our experience this and "Orchard Keeper" are the two most difficult McCarthy books to find in truly Fine condition.
A classic work by one of the greatest living American novelists. Set in the 1950s, the novel focuses on Cornelius Suttree, an outcast living in Knoxville, and his strange circle of associates. McCarthy worked on the book on and off for over twenty years, mining his own experiences growing up and living in Tennessee. Very well received at its release, Nelson Algren declared Suttree “a memorable American comedy by an original storyteller... a book with rude, startling power and a flood of talk… like a good, long scream in the ear." Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3465)