Suttree - Cormac McCarthy 1979 - Random House, New York - First Edition Fine, thus scarce first edition of what many feel to be McCarthy’s finest work.

But there are no absolutes in human misery and things can always get worse

‘The book comes at us like a horrifying flood. The language licks, batters, wounds—a poetic, troubled rush of debris. It is personal and tough, without that boring neatness and desire for resolution that you can get in any well-made novel. Cormac McCarthy has little mercy to spare, for his characters or himself. His text is broken, beautiful and ugly in spots. Mr. McCarthy won’t soothe us with a quiet song. Suttree is like a good, long scream in the ear.’ – Jerome Charyn,
The New York Times, February 18,1979.
  Octavo (book size 21.5x14.5cm), pp. [8] 471 [1]. In publisher’s quarter black cloth over cream boards, spine and front board ettered in gilt, dust jacket priced $12.95 to upper corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket   Ref: 109634   Price: HK$ 32,000