Boy's Life by Robert McCammon - Lettered Edition

Boy's Life by Robert McCammon - Lettered Edition

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A coming of age masterpiece, Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon is a richly imagined, spellbinding tale of everlasting summer days filled with boyhood adventures, and interwoven with a murder mystery. 

Set against the backdrop of the 1960s South; Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson—a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake—and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father’s pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. From an ancient mystic who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown. For his father’s sanity and his own life hang in the balance.

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, Boy’s Life was originally published in 1991 to wide critical acclaim. Book Page proclaims the novel “a tour de force of storytelling,” while Kirkus Reviews writes, “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of Stephen King and Ray Bradbury, and every bit their equal, Boy’s Life represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers.”

An unforgettable adventure steeped in nostalgia, Boy’s Life is a powerful reminder of the magic that exists in childhood and all that we confront on the way to adulthood.

The signed limited edition of Boy's Life by Robert McCammon is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Classic editions.


  • 6" x 9" trim size.
  • 656 Pages.
  • Limited to 26 copies.
  • Signed by Robert McCammon and David Palumbo.
  • Published in two volumes.
  • New exclusive introduction by the author.
  • "Why I Wrote Boy's Life" 2008 foreword by the author.
  • Full goatskin binding with capped corners.
  • Foil blocked cover.
  • Endsheets are hand marbled for this edition by Claire Guillot in France.
  • Head & tail bands are handmade with leather.
  • Six full color oil painting illustrations by David Palumbo.
  • Printed letterpress on mouldmade Arches Text paper.
  • Text pages are set in Warbler and William Engraved.
  • A fold-out of the Classic edition endsheet & dust jacket illustration is included.
  • Housed in a clamshell enclosure covered in European bookcloth with velour lined floors. 
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2023 by David Palumbo.

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