Hardback All the pretty horses / Cormac McCarthy.
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: London : Picador,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0330510932 9780330510936 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992; London: Picador, 1993.
This is the story of John Grady Cole, who at 16 finds himself at the dying end of a long line of Texas ranchers. He escapes to Mexico with friends, but what begins as a comic adventure, leads to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. A uniquely brilliant book . . . told in language as subtly beautiful as its desert setting. One of the most important pieces of American writing of our time' Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece from Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy, and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a va
Series title: The Border Trilogy
309 p. ; 20 cm.