The Border Trilogy

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Cormac McCarthy's award-winning, bestselling trio of novels chronicles the coming-of-age of two young men in the south west of America. John Grady Cole and Billy Parham, two cowboys of the old school, are poised on the edge of a world about to change forever. Their journeys across the border into Mexico, each an adventure fraught with fear and pain, mark a passage into adulthood, and eventual salvation.

In All the Pretty Horses, young John Grady Cole, dispossessed by the sale of his family's Texas ranch, heads across the border in search of the cowboy life, where he finds a job breaking horses, and a dangerously ill-fated romance.

In The Crossing, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures a wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch and, instead of killing it, decides to take it on a perilous journey home to the mountains of Mexico.

These two drifters come together years later in Cities of the Plain, a magnificent tale of friendship and passion. In the vanishing world of the Old West, blood and violence are conditions of life. Beautiful and brutal, filled with sorrow and humour, The Border Trilogy is both an epic love story and a fierce elegy for the American frontier.

McCarthy makes the sweeping plains a miracle.
Scotsman

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.

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Books by Cormac McCarthy

The Gardener's Son
The Gardener's Son
The Stonemason
The Stonemason
The Counselor
The Counselor
The Sunset Limited
The Sunset Limited
The Road
The Road
Cities of the Plain
Cities of the Plain
Outer Dark
Outer Dark
Suttree
Suttree
The Crossing
The Crossing
Child of God
Child of God
The Orchard Keeper
The Orchard Keeper
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian
The Road film tie-in
The Road film tie-in
No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men