cover image Suttree


Cormac McCarthy. Vintage Books USA, $6.95 (471pp) ISBN 978-0-394-74145-1

Set in Knoxville, Tenn., in the 1950s, this novel tells the story of a man who has repudiated his well-to-do parents, deserted his wife and is now a river fisherman who consorts with robbers, ragmen and other outcasts. ""McCarthy captures these people's lives and speech with a tough, lyric grace,'' PW commented. (October)