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The Crossing

By Cormac McCarthy, 1933-

Following All the Pretty Horses in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a novel whose force of language is matched only by its breadth of experience and depth of thought.

In the bootheel of New Mexico hard on the frontier, Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second World War, but on the cusp of unimaginable events. First comes a trespassing Indian and the dream of wolves running wild amongst the cattle lately brought onto the plain by settlers -- this when all the wisdom of trappers has disappeared along with the trappers themselves. And so Billy sets forth at the age of sixteen on an unwitting journey into the souls of boys and animals and men. Having trapped a she-wolf he would restore to the mountains of Mexico, he is long gone and returns to find everything he left behind transformed utterly in his absence. Except his kid brother, Boyd, with whom he strikes out yet again to reclaim what is theirs thus crossing into "that antique gaze from whence there could be no way back forever."

An essential novel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once.


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1995

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Format: Book
Author: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Summary: In the 1930s, Billy and his family come to Hidalgo County, New Mexico, where he becomes obsessed with a wild wolf that lives a precarious existence threatened by the region's ranchers.
Title: The crossing / Cormac McCarthy.
Publisher Date: New York : Vintage Books, 1995, c1994.
Isbn: 0679760849 9780679760849
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 813.5400
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Bib Id: 53054

Format: Book
Author: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Summary: In the 1930s, Billy and his family come to Hidalgo County, New Mexico, where he becomes obsessed with a wild wolf that lives a precarious existence threatened by the region's ranchers.
Title: The crossing / Cormac McCarthy.
Edition: 1st Vintage international ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Vintage Books, 1995, c1994.
Description: 425 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: The Border trilogy ; v. 2
Series: Vintage international.
Series: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- Border trilogy ; v. 2.
Notes: Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1994.
LCCN: BL 99764084
ISBN: 0679760849
ISBN: 9780679760849
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 813.5400