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Suntup Editions To Publish Limited Edition of Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness In The West By Cormac McCarthy

Often referred to as “the Great American Novel,” Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West is Cormac McCarthy’s magnum opus. An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the wild west.

Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, the novel traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old boy from Tennessee, as he stumbles into the nightmarish world of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on a mission to massacre Indians and sell their scalps in a thriving market.

First published in 1985, American literary critic Harold Bloom praised Blood Meridian as “one of the 20th century’s finest novels,” while Aleksandar Hemon called it “possibly the greatest American novel of the past 25 years.” Time magazine included Blood Meridian in its “100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.”

About The Editions

The limited edition of Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is presented in two states: Lettered and Numbered. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six watercolor paintings by Rob Wood as well as a new exclusive introduction by Bret Easton Ellis. Both editions are signed by Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Wood. This is the first limited edition of the novel.

Lettered Edition

The Lettered edition ($3,950) is limited to 26 copies and is a handsewn, full leather Bradel binding with leather onlays. The leather has been custom designed and produced for this edition. Pigment foils are applied by hand to the cover and top edge. The edition is printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Gutenberg moldmade paper. The clamshell enclosure features a rounded spine and is covered in leather and European cloth.

If any copies of the Lettered edition are available when it opens up for public pre-order, those will be sold through a lottery only.

Numbered Edition

The Numbered edition ($975) of 350 copies is a unique handmade binding with butterfly sewing laced into leather covered boards. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra with a Tyvek hinge for reinforcement. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine, and is housed in a cigar-style box covered in Italian cloth. Each copy is made entirely by hand.

Demand for our Numbered editions has been far greater than the available supply. Please be aware that there is a chance that this edition may only be available for purchase through a lottery when it opens up for public pre-order.

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Suntup Editions To Publish Limited Edition of The Road By Cormac McCarthy, With Exclusive Introduction By Joyce Carol Oates

Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Road, with an exclusive introduction by Joyce Carol Oates.

A novel that critics hailed as “heartbreaking” and “emotionally shattering,” The Road is one of the finest achievements in literature of the 21st century. Awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Road is a searing, post-apocalyptic novel about one father and son’s fight to survive as they walk through the desolate burned landscape of America. An unflinching meditation on the best and worst that humanity is capable of, The Road is a journey of two travelers devoid of hope but sustained by love.

This edition will also feature an exclusive introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. Oates is the author of over 40 novels, as well as several novellas, plays, short stories, poems, and nonfiction. She has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and is the winner of the National Book Award, two O. Henry Awards, the National Humanities Medal, and the Jerusalem Prize.

About The Editions:

The limited edition of The Road by Cormac McCarthy is limited to two hundred & seventy-six copies, and is presented in two states: Lettered and Limited. The edition measures 6¼” x 9¼” and features seven illustrations by Ryan Pancoast, as well as an exclusive introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. Also included is a wood engraving by renowned engraver, Richard Wagener. The editions are signed by Joyce Carol Oates, Ryan Pancoast and Richard Wagener.

Limited Edition

The Limited edition ($395) is a full cloth binding and is limited to 250 copies. The spine features a leather foil-stamped label, and the cover includes an inset print of the The Road engraving by Richard Wagener. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra, and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via Vellum Flax paper. It is housed in a cloth covered slipcase.

Lettered Edition

The lettered edition ($1,650) is limited to 26 copies lettered A-Z and is printed offset on French Speckletone paper. It is a hand sewn Coptic binding with waxed linen threads. The boards are covered in genuine Ardesia stone slate from Italy. The pastedown is Mexican Mayan paper, handmade with renewable plant fibers and is acid-free. The frontispiece engraving is printed letterpress from the original boxwood block. The edition is housed in a custom clamshell enclosure.

The Road will be available for public pre-order on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 9AM Pacific, at which time the order buttons above will be activated. You may also visit shop.suntup.press directly to order.

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