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All the Pretty Horses: Border Trilogy 1 (National Book Award Winner)

Cormac McCarthy

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Winner:National Book Critics Circle Award -Fiction (1992)
Winner:National Book Award -Fiction (1992)
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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: Jun 29th, 1993
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.95in - 5.15in - 0.70in - 0.52lb
  • EAN: 9780679744399
  • Categories: LiteraryMedia Tie-InWesterns - General

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.

Praise for this book

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