"At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned": First Edition of Cormac McCarthys Rare Third Novel Child of God; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Child of God.
Item Number: 53076
New York: Random House, 1973.
First edition of the author’s second novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Jimmy and Chris From El Paso Texas September 18, 1990 From your friend Cormac.” Additionally signed in full by Cormac McCarthy below. The recipients were close friends of McCarthy. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. A nice association.
In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape--haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. Basis for the 2013 film bearing the same name, starring James Franco.