Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

Set in 1950s Knoxville, Tennessee, the novel follows the life of a man who has renounced his former existence of privilege to live among society's outcasts on the river. He is an educated man, who has chosen a life of fishing and surviving on the fringes of society. The narrative is filled with his encounters with various characters from the underbelly of the city, including criminals, prostitutes, and other outcasts. Despite his attempts to isolate himself, he finds himself drawn into the problems and tragedies of those around him.

The 863rd greatest book of all time


Published
1979
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
470-480
Words
170,000
Original Language
English

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