Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West

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Pan Macmillan, 2010 - Indians of North America - 352 pages
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennessean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

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About the author (2010)

Cormac McCarthy is the author of many acclaimed novels, including All the Pretty Horses, The Road and No Country For Old Men. Among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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