First Lines of the New Tom McCarthy

May 14, 2010 | 1 book mentioned 4

Here are the first lines of the new Tom McCarthy novel, C, forthcoming in September: “Dr. Learmont, newly appointed general practitioner for the districts of West Masedown and New Eliry, rocks and jolts on the front seat of a trap as it descends the lightly sloping path of Versoie House. He has sore buttocks: the seat’s hard and uncushioned.”

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.


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  2. McCarthy’s novel Remainder was a revelation. In my eyes he’s one of the most talented young authors on the scene. Its a shame he’s not more widely read. Maybe C will be the book that breaks him out, maybe not, but either way Im greatly anticipating this book to see how McCarthy’s style and voice continues to develop.

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