All the Pretty Horses

Winner, National Book Awards 1992 for Fiction

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ISBN 9780394574745
Vintage | Alfred A. Knopf
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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.