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The Crossing: Border Trilogy (2)

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Following All the Pretty Horses in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a novel whose force of language is matched only by its breadth of experience and depth of thought.

In the bootheel of NewMexico hard on the frontier, Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second World War, but on the cusp of unimaginable events. First comes a trespassing Indian and the dream of wolves running wildamongst the cattle lately brought onto the plain by settlers — this when all the wisdom of trappers has disappeared along with the trappers themselves. And so Billy sets forth at the age of sixteen on an unwitting journeyinto the souls of boys and animals and men. Having trapped a she-wolf he would restore to the mountains of Mexico, he is long gone and returns to find everything he left behind transformed utterly in his absence. Excepthis kid brother, Boyd, with whom he strikes out yet again to reclaim what is theirs thus crossing into that antique gaze from whence there could be no way back forever.

An essentialnovel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once.

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In the 1930s, Billy and his family come to Hidalgo County, New Mexico, where he becomes obsessed with a wild wolf that lives a precarious existence threatened by the region's ranchers.

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Cormac McCarthy is the author of six previous novels the most recent of which, All the Pretty Horses, won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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About the Author

\Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in1933 and spent most of his childhood near Knoxville, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Air Force and later studied at the University of Tennessee. In 1976 he moved to El Paso, Texas, where he lives today.McCarthy's fiction parallels his movement from the Southeast to the West--the first four novels being set in Tennessee, the last three in the Southwest and Mexico. The Orchard Keeper (1965) won the Faulkner Award for a first novel; it was followed by Outer Dark (1968),Child of God (1973), Suttree (1979), Blood Meridian (1985), and All the Pretty Horses, which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award for fiction in 1992. The Crossing is his seventh novel and the second in McCarthy's Border Trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307762467
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
McCarthy, Cormac
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950314
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
432

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Product details 432 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307762467 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the 1930s, Billy and his family come to Hidalgo County, New Mexico, where he becomes obsessed with a wild wolf that lives a precarious existence threatened by the region's ranchers.
"Synopsis" by , Cormac McCarthy is the author of six previous novels the most recent of which, All the Pretty Horses, won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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