Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, instead finds men shot dead, a load of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash. Packing the money out, he knows, will change everything. But only after two more men are murdered does a victim's burning car lead Sheriff Bell to the carnage out in the desert, and he soon realizes that Moss and his young wife are in desperate need of protection. One party in the failed transaction hires an ex-Special Forces officer to defend his interests against a mesmerizing freelancer, while on either side are men accustomed to spectacular violence and mayhem. The pursuit stretches along and across the border, each participant seemingly determined to answer what one asks another: How does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?
A harrowing story of a war that society wages on itself, an enduring meditation on the ties of love and blood and duty that inform lives and shape destinies, and a novel of extraordinary resonance and power.
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"Profoundly disturbing and gorgeously rendered." --"The" "Washington Post" "Feels like a genuine diagnosis of the postmillennial malady, a scary illumination of the oncoming darkness." --"Time" "He is nothing less than our greatest living writer, and this is a novel that must be read and remembered." --"Houston Chronicle" "Riveting. . . . A harrowing, propulsive drama." --"The New York Times" "This is a monster of a book. . . . It will leave you panting and awestruck." --Sam Shepard
About Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy is the author of ten acclaimed novels, most recently The Road. Among his honours are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American literature.
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
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Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007
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