Publication Date: 04/02/2011 ISBN: 9780330518192 Category:

The Sunset Limited

Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 04/02/2011 ISBN: 9780330518192 Category:
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Full of rich dialogue, Cormac McCarthy’s insightful and philosophical play, The Sunset Limited, probes the deepest questions of human existence.

A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made.

In that small apartment, ‘Black’ and ‘White’, as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history – mining the origins of two diametrically opposing world views, they begin a dialectic redolent of the best of Beckett.

White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men – though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is to deny it.

Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life.

Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.

Publisher Review

The Sunset Limited grips from the very first page. * Financial Times * The author at his best, meditating on life, suffering and religion. * Shortlist * It's remarkable that Cormac McCarthy could revive the antique genre of the philosophical dialogue as convincingly as he does here. His prose bites. * Evening Standard *

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