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No Country for Old Men
A Novel
by Cormac McCarthy

"Riveting.... A harrowing, propulsive drama." --The New York Times

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  • About the Film

    Academy Award Winner: Best Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem)
    Golden Globe Award Winner: Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem

    Now a major motion picture from Miramax Films, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly MacDonald, and Garret Dillahunt. Written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (O Brother, Where Art Thou).

    About the Book


    In his blistering 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 by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law--in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell--can contain.

    As Moss tries to evade his pursuers--in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives--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. No Country for Old Men is a triumph.

    "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

    "This is a monster of a book.... It will leave you panting and awestruck."
    --Sam Shepard

    About the Author

    Cormac McCarthy is one of America's most honored writers. He has won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent novel, The Road, received the Pulitzer Prize. Read more...



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