The Passenger and Stella Maris

Deluxe Limited Edition Boxed-Set comprises clothbound hardback first editions of The Passenger and Stella Maris in slipcase and outer box. Each book is signed by Cormac McCarthy and is numbered, the set being one of a limited print of 250 copies worldwide. Includes matching tote bag, bookmark and badge.


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The Passenger and Stella Maris

These two books are Cormac McCarthy’s first novels in more than a decade. The Passenger and Stella Maris occur ten years apart from one another, each told by a different sibling.

The Passenger Synopsis

It’s 1980, and three in the morning when Bobby Western dons his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His divelight illuminates a sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating, eyes devoid of speculation. Missing from the crash site are the pilot’s flightbag, the plane’s black box, and the tenth passenger.

Traversing the American South, from the garrulous bar rooms of New Orleans to an abandoned oil rig off the Florida coast, The Passenger is a breathtaking novel of morality and science, the legacy of sin, and the madness that is human consciousness.

Stella Maris Synopsis

The second volume of The Passenger, in 1972, Alicia Western, twenty years old, with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag, admits herself to hospital. Alicia has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she does not want to talk about her brother, Bobby. Told entirely through the transcripts of Alicia’s psychiatric sessions, Stella Maris is a searching, rigorous, intellectually challenging coda to The Passenger, a philosophical inquiry that questions our notions of God, truth, and existence.

About Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy (born July 20, 1933) is an American writer who has written twelve novels, two plays, five screenplays and three short stories, spanning the Western and post-apocalyptic genres. He is known for his graphic depictions of violence and his unique writing style, recognizable by a sparse use of punctuation and attribution. McCarthy is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary American writers.

Why buy The Passenger and Stella Maris from Daker Books?

Daker Books is an independent bookshop in the village of Kibworth, south Leicestershire, specialising in rare and collectable treasures, signed copies, pre-loved and beautiful editions. We have a large collection of Folio Society books too. We pride ourselves on our friendly, professional service and place customer relations and environmental sustainability at the heart of business.

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Hardbacks in slipcase