New York: Random House, 1979. First edition. McCarthy's fourth book and one of his best. A Near Fine copy, square and pleasing with just a bit of wear to the bottom of the closed textblock and no remainder marks; in a Near Fine jacket, with trivial wear to corners and along the upper edge including the spine, and a faint crease along the lower front panel. Overall very well preserved, price intact. 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." Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4385)