Hardback Stella Maris / Cormac McCarthy.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : Picador,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780330457446 (hbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Stella Maris is the story of a mathematician, twenty years old, admitted to the hospital with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag and one request: She does not want to talk about her brother.
189 pages : illustration (black and white) ; 24 cm
You'll definitely want to read this if you read and enjoyed The Passenger. For a novel containing so much bleakness and such a pessimistic world view it is remarkably entertaining, thanks largely to the quick fire responses from Alicia to the doctor's questions. It's full of philosophical and mathematical speculation about the nature of reality, but you don't need to understand all of this to appreciate and be moved by the heartbreaking reality that Alicia experiences.