The Border Trilogy

Picador Classic

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Publication date: 19.10.2017
ISBN: 9781509852031
Number of pages: 0


With an introduction by Rachael Kushner.

In the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole’s search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love.

A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy’s award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.

In the media

A masterpiece
Time Out
A book of remarkable beauty and strength, the work of a master in perfect command of his medium
Washington Post
A landmark in American literature