Cities of the plain
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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Review: Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy #3)User Review - Rick Boyer - Goodreads
4.5 stars. Maybe the best volume in the Border Trilogy. A beautiful and magnificent story. McCarthy has a way of bringing out the depth and humanity of his characters that really touches the soul. It ... Read full review
Review: Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy #3)User Review - Helen Strotman - Goodreads
A stunning conclusion to a beautiful trilogy of literature. These three books are a literary marvel, and those who call Cormac McCarthy "nothing less than our greatest living writer" are absolutely correct. Read full review