McCarthy's last book set in the South before he moved his focus to the West, this is an emotionally opaque but terribly powerful portrait of a damaged man. This book teaches by a sort of unrelenting immersion; plunging you into a world of vivid squalor and degradation, it ultimately poses a deep challenge to your squeamishness. It's a dense and sometimes difficult journey, but you may experience something a bit like grace on the other side of it. —Recommended by Matt, City Lights Books

By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville.  Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters--he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity.

Title Suttree
Author Cormac McCarthy
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 05 May 1992
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 480 p.
ISBN-10 0679736328
ISBN-13 9780679736325
Publication Date 05 May 1992
Main content page count 480
Weight 16 oz.

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