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The Sunset Limited

by Cormac McCarthy

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A novel in dramatic form - set to become a film staring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson 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' is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Pan Macmillan UK
Imprint:
Picador
Publication Date:
2010

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Cormac McCarthy (Author)

Cormac McCarthy is one of the most enigmatic and reclusive superstars of the modern literary world. Living and writing from El Paso, Texas, he has shunned all requests for interviews, appearances at bookshops or literary festivals. Nonetheless, he...

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