Stella Maris

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Knopf Publishing Group
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6.1 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

The novels of the American writer, Cormac McCarthy, have received a number of literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His works adapted to film include All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and No Country for Old Men--the latter film receiving four Academy Awards, including the award for Best Picture.


"[McCarthy] reigns as a titan of American lit--an undisputed heir to Melville and Faulkner, the subject of infinite grad-school theses, and a hard-nosed dispenser of what Saul Bellow called 'life-giving and death-dealing' sentences... It's the humid, fevered, magniloquent, Bible-cadenced, comma-starved, word-drunk prose of what some fans consider his masterwork, Suttree... There's a lot here. It might make your head spin... What it all adds up to--perhaps surprisingly--is a doomed and unsettling love story, a Platonic tragedy.... Electric and thunderous... An astonishing pair of novels... Taken together, The Passenger and Stella Maris are an intellectually breathtaking achievement."
-Jonathan Miles, Garden & Gun

"At 89, [McCarthy is] still riffing, like a jazz virtuoso, on the American Nightmare, Faulkner's mythmaking, and the cadences of Joyce. McCarthy's flame burns bright and clear in two new works...The Passenger, wondrous in its architecture, and a companion piece, Stella Maris, a minimalist, edgy novella...McCarthy toggles between books and across decades, sketching the contours of a love that dare not say its name. McCarthy's art is transcendent even as it takes no prisoners, an achievement akin only to the oeuvres of his greatest peers, Toni Morrison and Philip Roth. He will endure."
--Oprah Daily

A companion to McCarthy's The Passenger that both supplements and subverts it... Enigmatic... A grand puzzle, and grandly written at that, about shattered psyches and illicit dreams.
--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review