All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses

Part bildungsroman, part horse opera, part meditation on courage and loyalty, this beautifully crafted novel won the National Book Award in 1992. The plot is simple enough. John Grady Cole, a 16-year-old dispossessed Texan, crosses the Rio Grande into Mexico in 1949, accompanied by his pal Lacey Rawlins. The two precocious horsemen pick up a sidekick--a laughable but deadly marksman named Jimmy Blevins--encounter various adventures on their way south and finally arrive at a paradisiacal hacienda where Cole falls into an ill-fated romance. Readers familiar with McCarthy's Faulknerian prose will find the writing more restrained than in Suttree and Blood Meridian. Newcomers will be mesmerized by the tragic tale of John Grady Cole's coming of age.

Title All the Pretty Horses
Author Cormac McCarthy
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 29 June 1993
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 0679744398
ISBN-13 9780679744399
Publication Date 29 June 1993
Main content page count 320
Weight 16 oz.

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