The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited

A Novel in Dramatic Form

Book - 2006
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A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made.

In that small apartment, "Black" and "White," as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing world views. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men-though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it.

Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life.

Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, The Sunset Limited is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deceptively intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2006.
Edition: First Vintage International edition
ISBN: 9780307278364
Branch Call Number: 819.26 McCar 3701ma 1
Characteristics: 143 pages


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Sep 23, 2015

Seems more like the middle of a play rather than a complete work in itself. Unbegun and unfinished. Could have been a lot more.

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