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All the Pretty Horses By Cormac McCarthy

All the Pretty Horses
by Cormac McCarthy

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All the Pretty Horses Summary

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

'A uniquely brilliant book . . . told in language as subtly beautiful as its desert setting. One of the most important pieces of American writing of our time' Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times

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 civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece from Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy, 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.

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All the Pretty Horses 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 *

About Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Blood Meridian, The Road and No Country For Old Men. All the Pretty Horses forms part of the Border Trilogy, together with The Crossing and Cities of the Plain. Among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy
Border Trilogy
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
Winner of National Book Awards 1992
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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