Suttree is a compelling, semi-autobiographical novel by Cormac McCarthy, which has as its protagonist Cornelius Suttree, living alone and in exile in a disintegrating houseboat on the wrong side of the Tennessee River close by Knoxville.
He stays at the edge of an outcast community inhabited by eccentrics, criminals and the poverty-stricken.
Rising above the physical and human squalor around him, his detachment and wry humour enable him to survive dereliction and destitution with dignity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 27/10/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330511230
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