All the Pretty Horses: Border Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) (Paperback)
The sun sets over the desert hills, a red sun burning low on the horizon. Two boys astride their horses ride towards the setting sun. Their backs are turned on their home, their faces open to the life they seek over the border. The farther they travel the more they will experience. The more they will grow through pain and dire times, as they traverse the steep hill that is life. Two boys, two horses, and the land they seek to travel to. Travel with the boys as they make their way to Mexico in hopes of finding work and a new life. A tale of cowboys, horses, death, murder, love, and loss.
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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.
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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