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Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting 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, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

'McCarthy's achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect . . . He is a great writer' Independent

'I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian . . . A nightmare odyssey' Evening Standard

'His masterpiece . . .The book reads like a conflation of the Inferno, The Iliad and Moby Dick. I can only declare that Blood Meridian is unlike anything I have read in recent years, and seems to me an extraordinary, breathtaking achievement' John Banville

Synopsis:

Recounting the adventures of a young man from Tennessee, "The Kid", who has drifted to Texas in the 1840s, this is an apocalyptic novel and mythic vision of a blood-red Early West. At first innocent, "The Kid" joins a party of crazed and violent Indian hunters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780330312561
Author:
MCCARTHY, CORMAC
Publisher:
PAN MACMILLAN
Location:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
PICADOR BOOKS
Publication Date:
19900309
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
197 x 130 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Recounting the adventures of a young man from Tennessee, "The Kid", who has drifted to Texas in the 1840s, this is an apocalyptic novel and mythic vision of a blood-red Early West. At first innocent, "The Kid" joins a party of crazed and violent Indian hunters.
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