Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form (Paperback)
  • The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form (Paperback)
zoom

The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 04/02/2011
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

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: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330518192
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 *

You may also be interested in...

Normal People
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The Midnight Line
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Snap
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Conversations with Friends
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
In a House of Lies
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Milkman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Agent Running in the Field
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Past Tense
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
One Day in December
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Lethal White
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback

Reviews

View all

“The Sunset Limited”

Touchingly written, dark and engaging. It hurts more as it progresses.

Paperback edition
27th January 2012
Helpful? Upvote 13

“Poignant, cathartic and powerful”

Not for the faint hearted but those brave enough will be richly rewarded with a deeply philosophical and emotionally charged parlour-room drama, whose thought-provoking conclusions will linger strongly long after the... More

Paperback edition
11th June 2018
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.