The Crossing

Publisher details

The Crossing
Author
Cormac McCarthy
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 March, 2010

Synopsis

'The Crossing, together with its predecessor All the Pretty Horses, towers over most contemporary fiction. An American epic infused with a grand solemnity' Sunday TimesSet on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy 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.''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' DailyTelegraph
Cormac McCarthy
About the author

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the author of ten acclaimed novel.  Among his honours are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Road and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American literature.

Books by Cormac McCarthy

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