Stella Maris: Cormac McCarthy (pre-order)

£20.00

Release date: November 22nd 2022

Deep into his 80s, renowned grumpazoid and one of the most significant novelists of the last 100 years is bringing out two linked novels in the space of a month. We will be reading them.

To collect your copy from the shop on release day, select ‘in-store pick-up’ at the checkout.

 

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Description

1972, BLACK RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN: Alicia Western, twenty years old, with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag, admits herself to the hospital. A doctoral candidate in mathematics at the University of Chicago, Alicia has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she does not want to talk about her brother, Bobby. Instead, she contemplates the nature of madness, the human insistence on one common experience of the world; she recalls a childhood where, by the age of seven, her own grandmother feared for her; she surveys the intersection of physics and philosophy; and she introduces her cohorts, her chimeras, the hallucinations that only she can see.

All the while, she grieves for Bobby, not quite dead, not quite hers.

Told entirely through the transcripts of Alicias psychiatric sessions, Stella Maris is a searching, rigorous, intellectually challenging coda to The Passenger, a philosophical inquiry that questions our notions of God, truth, and existence.

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