All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
(The Border Trilogy, Book 1)

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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 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.


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About Cormac McCarthy

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Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine previous novels. Among his honors are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
 
Published August 11, 2010 by Vintage. 330 pages
Genres: Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Self Help, Science & Math, History, Travel. Fiction
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This is a novel so exuberant in its prose, so offbeat in its setting and so mordant and profound in its deliberations that one searches in vain for comparisons in American literature. None of McCarthy

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This novel's protagonist is, for McCarthy, unusually sympathetic, but human activity still seems inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.

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