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The Crossing

by Cormac Mccarthy

Part of the Border Trilogy Series

The Crossing Synopsis

The Crossing forms second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with The Cities of the Plain. Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.

The Crossing Press Reviews

Admirers of All the Pretty Horses will need little encouragement . . . McCarthy speaks to us in the thrilling, apocalyptic tones of an Old Testament prophet We must treasure him. * Sunday Telegraph * McCarthy writes prose as clean as a bullet cutting through the air and constructs tales as compelling as any you will read . . . They are stories about people as real as the land they ride and as disturbing as the rituals they enact. * Daily Telegraph * The Crossing, together with its predecessor All the Pretty Horses, towers over most contemporary fiction. An American epic infused with a grand solemnity. * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330511247
Publication date: 27th October 2009
Author: Cormac Mccarthy
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 448 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Cormac Mccarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Blood Meridian, The Road and No Country For Old Men. Among his honours are the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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