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Cities of the Plain - Cormac McCarthy
Cities of the Plain
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In this magnificent new novel, the National Book Award-winning author of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing fashions a darkly beautiful elegy for the American frontier.  The setting is New Mexico in 1952, where John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are working as ranch hands. To the North lie the... show more
In this magnificent new novel, the National Book Award-winning author of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing fashions a darkly beautiful elegy for the American frontier.  The setting is New Mexico in 1952, where John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are working as ranch hands. To the North lie the proving grounds of Alamogordo; to the South, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. Their life is made up of trail drives and horse auctions and stories told by campfire light. It is a life that is about to change forever, and John Grady and Billy both know it. The catalyst for that change appears in the form of a beautiful, ill-starred Mexican prostitute.  When John Grady falls in love, Billy agrees--against his better judgment--to help him rescue the girl from her suavely brutal pimp. The ensuing events resonate with the violence and inevitability of classic tragedy.   Hauntingly beautiful, filled with sorrow, humor and awe, Cities of the Plain is a genuine American epic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679747192 (0679747192)
Publisher: Vintage International
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: The Border Trilogy -3 (#3)
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Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it
5.0 Cities of the Plain
After feeling tolerant and then borderline annoyed by the first two novels of The Border Trilogy, I wasn't holding out much hope. But this novel is a thing of beauty, truly. You can read it on its own, if you want, but having the threads of John Grady Cole and Billy Parham from their respective no...
Booklog
Booklog rated it
4.0 Cities of the Plain: Border Trilogy (3)
I'm awful torn about this book. It's so, so different for McCarthy. Cities of the Plain is a dialogue driven conclusion to the Border Trilogy. It reads almost like a movie script at times - gone is the desert, the environment, as character and partner in the dialogue and in its place is a panoply of...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
mp3I see this is the third - oops, I have missed one I think.-----Not my thing at this time.Next!
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