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All the Pretty Horses: Border Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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My personal favorite novel from the acclaimed McCarthy. All the Pretty Horses tells us a story of a journey to Mexico on horseback.  A novel that is extremely sensory and brings life to the borderland aesthetic of the country.  A story that is not as intense as The Road but just as compelling.

— Mac

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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 of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself.  With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.  Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.

About the Author


Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in 1933 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), and All the Pretty Horses, which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award for fiction in 1992.

Praise For…


"Rambunctious, high-spirited...All the Pretty Horses is a true American original." --Newsweek


Product Details
ISBN: 9780679744399
ISBN-10: 0679744398
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: June 29th, 1993
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Vintage International

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