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Cormac McCarthy - No Country For Old Men (2nd Hand Paperback)

£3.70
SKU B001227
Synopsis

Set in our own time along the bloody frontier between Texas and Mexico, this is Cormac McCarthy's first novel since Cities of the Plain completed his acclaimed, best-selling Border Trilogy.

Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, instead finds men shot dead, a load of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash. Packing the money out, he knows, will change everything.

Only after two more men are murdered does a victim's burning car lead Sheriff Bell to the carnage out in the desert, and he soon realises how desperately Moss and his young wife need protection. One party in the failed transaction hires an ex-Special Forces officer to defend his interests against a mesmerising freelancer, while on either side are men accustomed to spectacular violence and mayhem.

The pursuit stretches up and down and across the border, each participant seemingly determined to answer what one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?

A harrowing story of a war that society is waging on itself, and an enduring meditation on the ties of love and blood and duty that inform lives and shape destinies, No Country for Old Men is a novel of extraordinary resonance and power.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Action, Adventure & Western
  • Published : 2007 (Picador)
  • ISBN : 9780330454537
  • SKU : B001227
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • RRP : 7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"The story is very cinematic, a slow and complex chase with three grades of characters: good (the sheriff), bad (Chirgurh and assorted drug traders), mixed (Moss, a loving husband and veteran who did take the money) . . . this book can be seen as the ongoing study of a burning American rage, and how common that rage has become." - The Guardian.

The Author

Cormac McCarthy (born Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr., July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and screenwriter. He has written ten novels, two plays, two screenplays, and three short-stories, spanning the Southern Gothic, Western, and post-apocalyptic genres.

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