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The Passenger | Stella Maris | TWO-Book Box Set - On Sale December 6, 2022
The Passenger TWO-Book Box Set by Cormac McCarthy
by Cormac McCarthy

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First Edition. Hardback.

The Passenger (single volume) - on sale October 25
Stella Maris (single volume) - on sale December 6
The Box Set - on sale December 6

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Price: $56.00

New York, NY: Knopf (On Sale December 6, 2022)

TWO-BOOK BOX SET. First Edition. Hardback.

As new in slip case.


The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road returns with a two-volume masterpiece in an artfully designed box set. The Passenger is a fast-paced and sprawling novel while Stella Maris is a tightly-controlled coda, told entirely in dialogue, and together they unveil the thrilling story of a brother and sister, haunted by loss, pursued by conspiracy, and longing for a death they cannot reconcile with God.

The Passenger 1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western, a salvage diver, zips the jacket of his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His divelight illuminates the 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. But how? A collateral witness to machinations that can only bring him harm, Western is shadowed in body and spirit—by men with badges; by the ghost of his father, inventor of the bomb that melted glass and flesh in Hiroshima; and by his sister, the love and ruin of his soul.

Stella Maris 1972, BLACK RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN: Alicia Western is twenty years old when she arrives at a psychiatric facility with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag. A doctoral candidate in mathematics at the University of Chicago, Alicia has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she does not want to talk about her brother, Bobby. Instead, she contemplates the nature of madness, the human insistence on one common experience of the world; she surveys the intersection of physics and philosophy; and she introduces her cohorts, her chimeras, the hallucinations that only she can see. All the while, she grieves for Bobby, not quite dead, not quite hers.


Born in Rhode Island in 1933 but raised and educated in Tennessee, Cormac McCarthy is the author of a dozen novels and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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