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The Sunset Limited (Vintage International Original)


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ISBN13: 9780307278364
ISBN10: 0307278360
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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 fundamentally opposing world views. 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 desperate 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 deceptively intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.


McCarthy's new play packs all the wallop of his gut-wrenching fiction. "The Sunset Limited," though, is not about blood and guts but about the battle for the human soul.

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Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine novels, among other literary works. His many honors include the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Chicago reader, August 17, 2006 (view all comments by Chicago reader)
I saw this play performed at the Steppenwolf Garage theatre in May 2006. It was captivating, and ultimately devastating. The battle between hope and despair is made manifest. My earnest recommendation: don't read it alone. And for God's sake don't see the Sunset Limited unless you know which side of that line you are going to come down on...
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Mccarthy, Cormac
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McCarthy, Cormac
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