1999
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John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilised; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival.Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780330510936
Series: Border Trilogy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2010
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.7(H) x 13(L) x 2(W)
Weight (gm): 232

 

Reviews

A darkly shining work . . . executed with consummate skill and much subtlety - the effect is magnificent -- John Banville * Observer *
An exhilarating, exceptional novel * Spectator *
In a single stride it takes McCarthy to the forefront of contemporary American fiction. All the Pretty Horses is indisputably a masterpiece. * Financial Times *

 

Author Biography

Cormac McCarthy is the author of ten acclaimed novels, most recently The Road. Among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
All the Pretty Horses
1999

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