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Typically known for his dark tone and apocalyptic narratives, All the Pretty Horses is a departure for McCarthy in that it recalls the western classics in a pastiche full of romance, action and weirdly enough--a bit of optimism. Laden with his trademark poetic minimalism, McCarthy gives birth to his Odysseus in the form of John Cole; the son of a cattle rancher who takes off for the Mexican border and begins a new life in an unfamiliar world that is ripe with possibility and danger.— From Trevor's Picks (page 3)
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The first volume in the Border Trilogy, from the bestselling author of The Passenger and the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Road
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.
Look for Cormac McCarthy's latest novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris.
About the Author
The novels of the American writer, Cormac McCarthy, have received a number of literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His works adapted to film include All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and No Country for Old Men—the latter film receiving four Academy Awards, including the award for Best Picture. He died in 2023.
"Rambunctious, high-spirited ... All the Pretty Horses is a true American original." —Newsweek