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Cormac McCarthy

Born in Rhode Island in 1933 but raised and educated in Tennesee, Cormac McCarthy is the author of a dozen previous novels and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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All the Pretty Horses
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74439-9 (0-679-74439-8)

Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures starring Matt Damon, produced by Mike Nichols, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end... Read more






Blood Meridian
Written by Cormac McCarthy, Introduction by Harold Bloom
Modern Library | Hardcover | January 2001
$23.00/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-64104-9 (0-679-64104-1)

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not... Read more






Blood Meridian
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1992
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72875-7 (0-679-72875-9)

An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid... Read more






The Border Trilogy
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | September 1999
$36.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-40793-2 (0-375-40793-6)

Available together in one volume for the first time, the three novels of Cormac McCarthy's award-winning and bestselling Border Trilogy constitute a genuine American epic.

 

Beginning with All the Pretty Horses and continuing through The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, McCarthy chronicles the lives of two young men coming of age...

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Child of God
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72874-0 (0-679-72874-0)

In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape--haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail.  While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. Read more






Cities of the Plain
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1999
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-74719-2 (0-679-74719-2)

In this magnificent new novel, the National Book Award-winning author of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing fashions a darkly beautiful elegy for the American frontier.  

The setting is New Mexico in 1952, where John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are working as ranch hands. To the North lie the proving... Read more






Cities of the Plain
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Knopf | Hardcover | May 1998
$28.95/36.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-42390-4 (0-679-42390-7)

In this final volume of The Border Trilogy, two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together, in the still point between their vivid pasts and uncertain futures, to confront a country changing or already changed beyond recognition.

In the fall of 1952... Read more






The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80359-7 (0-345-80359-0)

On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entrée into the drug trade—and gambles that the consequences won’t catch up to him.
 
Along the gritty terrain of the Texas–Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions... Read more






The Crossing
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1995
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76084-9 (0-679-76084-9)

In The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses and at the same time give us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegaic power of a lost American myth.

In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old... Read more






The Crossing
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Knopf | Hardcover | June 1994
$29.95/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-57475-2 (0-394-57475-3)

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 New Mexico hard on the frontier, Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second... Read more






La carretera
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | November 2008
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47325-7 (0-307-47325-2)

Un padre y su hijo caminan solos por una América devastada. Nada se mueve en el paisaje quemado salvo cenizas en el viento. El cielo es oscuro, la nieve gris, y el frío es capaz de romper las rocas. Su destino es la costa, aunque no saben qué, si algo, les... Read more






Meridiano de sangre
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74117-2 (0-307-74117-6)

Una impresionante e imaginativa fábula moral acerca de la naturaleza de la violencia y la justicia.
 
Una novela épica sobre la violencia y la depravación que acompañaron a la expansión de América hacia el oeste, Meridiano de sangre subvierte espléndidamente las convenciones de la novela occidental y la mitología del “salvaje... Read more






No Country for Old Men
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2006
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70667-7 (0-375-70667-4)

In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones.

One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded... Read more






No Country for Old Men (Movie Tie In Edition)
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38713-4 (0-307-38713-5)

In No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines. Read more






The Orchard Keeper
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72872-6 (0-679-72872-4)

An American classic, The Orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists.  Set is a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, it tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who... Read more






Outer Dark
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72873-3 (0-679-72873-2)

Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century.  A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes.  Discovering her brother's lie... Read more






The Road
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Knopf | Hardcover | September 2006
$25.95/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26543-2 (0-307-26543-9)

A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their... Read more






The Road
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38789-9 (0-307-38789-5)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
National Book Critic's Circle Award Finalist

A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year
The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post


The... Read more






The Stonemason
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76280-5 (0-679-76280-9)

From a writer hailed as an American original -- and the author of the national bestsellers All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing -- comes a taut, expansively imagined drama about four generations of an African American family.

The setting is Louisville, Kentucky, in the 1970s. The Telfairs are stonemasons and have... Read more






The Sunset Limited
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27836-4 (0-307-27836-0)

A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made.

In that small apartment, “Black” and “White,” as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins... Read more






Suttree
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1992
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73632-5 (0-679-73632-8)

By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville.  Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined... Read more





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