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The Crossing
Border Trilogy (2)
Written by Cormac McCarthy

The Crossing
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Category: Fiction - Coming Of Age; Fiction - Westerns
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: March 1995
Price: $15.95
Can. Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76084-9 (0-679-76084-9)
Pages: 432
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.



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

In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing, he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet like ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat-lightning--a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there."

PRAISE FOR The Crossing:

"Relentless, frequently brutal, and morbidly fatalistic, the novel expresses once again McCarthy's essentially bleak vision. Because he is one of America's foremost literary craftsmen, it is also passionate and compelling.... Like the tales of Homer and Melville, his timeless work will resonate for ages."
--Kirkus Reviews



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in1933 and spent most of his childhood near Knoxville, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Air Force and later studied at the University of Tennessee. In 1976 he moved to El Paso, Texas, where he lives today. McCarthy's fiction parallels his movement from the Southeast to the West--the first four novels being set in Tennessee, the last three in the Southwest and Mexico. The Orchard Keeper (1965) won the Faulkner Award for a first novel; it was followed by Outer Dark (1968), Child of God (1973), Suttree (1979), Blood Meridian (1985), All the Pretty Horses, which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award for fiction in 1992, and The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, which completes The Border Trilogy.





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