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23 Feb 2016 at 2:45 pm #8179
Lookin like March of 2017.
I’ve been trying to get in touch with Knopf for a while now, to no avail, hoping I might get an early review copy of The Passenger. Finally today, after over a month of emailing, I called their customer service and asked if it’s too soon to get a reviewer’s copy of a book that comes out in September. The lady I spoke to said they don’t have any McCarthy title listed for release in September but that they do have two untitled units (listed in their system as “book 1” and “book 2”) slated for a March 2017 release.
That explains why we haven’t seen any publicity yet. Not even a synopsis or cover art. Not sure if we can rightly say this is being “postponed,” since we technically didn’t have a set-in-stone promise of a September 2016 release to begin with.
asoron0424Quote24 Feb 2016 at 12:56 pm #818309 Apr 2016 at 2:38 am #8256
the Amazon dummies have been amended to June 2017, two novels in hardcover slated for publication in June 2017… be patient
15 May 2016 at 10:10 am #8311
the final nail in the coffin for 2016: no trace of anything by McCarthy in the relevant fall/winter catalogues…
on the contrary, the dummies have been shifted again, now they say Dec 2017…
06 Jul 2016 at 9:41 pm #8417
Any validity to this rumor?
The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy: Recent reports of the author’s death have been greatly exaggerated, but unfortunately reports of delays for his forthcoming science fiction book have not. Longtime fans will need to wait even longer than they’d initially suspected, as The Passenger’s release date was bumped way past August 2016 — as reported by Newsweek in 2015 — and now looks more like December 2017.
ryetronicsQuote07 Jul 2016 at 11:35 am #8418
Believe so, unfortunately. I’ve called Knopf three times now to ask for updates and if advance review copies were available and each time I’ve called they’ve said it’s been pushed back a little bit further. Dec 2017 is the date I’ve heard from a few directions at this point so I’m guessing it’s true.
I think it’s just being tied up on account of how a new McCarthy novel is going to be a major event in the book world and they probably want a solid year to build press for it. The immediate reference that comes to mind is Franzen’s last book, Purity: his publisher announced its completion in November of 2014 and the book itself came out in September of 2015.
Wouldn’t be surprised, frankly, if the Twitter death hoax was the first part of marketing THE PASSENGER. I’m sure a lot of people who aren’t big fans, but who read and loved THE ROAD back in 2006, saw McCarthy’s name trending in the news and thought, “Oh I remember that book. I wonder if he’s got anything new coming out.”
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