"At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned": First Edition of Cormac McCarthy’s Rare Third Novel Child of God; Signed by Him

  • Child of God.

Child of God.

Item Number: 3870

New York: Random House, 1973.

First edition of the author’s second novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Cormac McCarthy. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.

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.