Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9780330457453 Category:

Stella Maris

Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9780330457453 Category:
Paperback / Softback




‘Cormac McCarthy was such a virtuoso, his language was so rich and new . . . McCarthy worked close to some religious impulse, his books were terrifying and absolute. His sentences were astonishing.’ – Anne Enright


‘A drought-busting, brain-vexing double act’ – Guardian

Alicia Western is the following: Twenty years old. A brilliant mathematician at the University of Chicago. And a paranoid schizophrenic who does not want to talk about her brother, Bobby.

Told entirely through the transcripts of Alicia’s psychiatric sessions, Stella Maris is a searching, profoundly moving companion to The Passenger. It is a powerful enquiry that questions our notions of God, truth, and life itself by one of America’s finest writers.

Publisher Review

Remarkable... a staggering achievement * Scotsman * His sentences have the solidity of stones and the clarity of diamonds * Financial Times * A true work of literature... If McCarthy's goal was for these books to haunt readers long after they are set aside, then he has succeeded. * LA Review of Books * Remarkable... [Stella Maris] harmonises both sadly and gorgeously with its recent predecessor. Side by side, both novels affirm the extraordinary poetry and strangeness of McCarthy's vision * Sydney Morning Herald * Like Bach's concertos, these triumphant novels depart the realm of art and encroach upon science, aimed at some Platonic point beyond our reckoning where all spheres converge * TIME * Great additions to McCarthy's already outstanding oeuvre and proof that the mind of one of our greatest living writers is as sharp as it has ever been. * NPR *

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