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  • Cormac McCarthy

    Una demoledora fábula sobre el futuro del ser humano, destinada a convertirse en la obra maestra del autor. La carretera, novela galardonada con el premio Pulitzer 2007 y best seller literario del año en Estados Unidos, transcurre en la inmensidad del territorio norteamericano, un paisaje literalmente quemado por lo que parece haber sido un reciente holocausto nuclear. En un mundo apocalíptico donde llueve ceniza, un hombre y un chico cruzan a pie el territorio norteamericano en dirección al sur. El hambre es mucho más que una preocupación diaria: es la medida de todas las cosas, y las bandas de caníbales asolan el país convertido en un yermo donde solo la barbarie ha...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    A recipient of the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Cormac McCarthy has established himself as the rare author whose every work is a cause for celebration. With this novel in dramatic form, McCarthy gives voice to existential dread and ultimate meaning. 'Like the novelists he admires-Melville, Dostoyevsky, Faulkner-Cormac McCarthy has created an imaginative oeuvre greater and deeper than any single book. Such writers wrestle with the gods themselves.'-Washington Post Book...read more

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    In his novels, best-selling author Cormac McCarthy creates a western landscape filled with characters that are both myhic and authentic. Cities of the Plain, the stunning conclusion of his award-winning Border trilogy, brings together John Grady Cole and Billy Parham-the two lifelong friends who began their adventures in All the Pretty Horses. It is 1952. As Grady and Billy work a remote New Mexico ranch, Grady falls in love with a young Mexican prostitute. Determined to free her from her owner, Grady embarks on his dangerous quest of the heart. Billy tries to protect and help him, but the forces at work soon demand sacrifices greater than either can control. Capturing visions of the...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    Cormac McCarthy is a quiet, unassuming presence in American fiction today, but like the slow, measured voices of many of his characters, he speaks with an authority and conviction that demands an audience. All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy's sixth novel, is a cowboy odyssey for modern times. Set in the late 1940s, it features the travels and toils of a 16-year-old East Texan named John Grady Cole, caught in the agonizing purgatory between adolescence and adulthood. At the start of the novel, Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves...read more

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    In The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses and at the same time give us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegaic power of a lost American myth. In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing, he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat-lightning--a world where there is no order 'save that which death has put there.' An essential novel...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    Author of the National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier. His birth ended his mother's life in Tennessee. Scrawny and wiry, he runs away at the age of 14. As he makes his way westward, the impoverished and illiterate youth finds trouble at every turn. Then he's recruited by Army irregulars, lured by the promise of spoils and bound for Mexico. Churning a dusty path toward destiny, he witnesses unknown horrors and suffering-and yet, as if shielded by...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food-and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to the American literary canon, Suttree introduces readers to Cornelius Suttree, a man who abandons his affluent family to live among a dissolute array of vagabonds along the Tennessee river. 'Suttree contains a humor that is Faulknerian . and a freakish imaginative flair reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor.'-Times Literary Supplement...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    Cormac McCarthy has won nearly every major literary honor, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Set in Tennessee in the 1960s, this chilling novel sees Lester Ballard become increasingly isolated from society. After taking a deceased woman as a girlfriend, he 'saves her' from a fire - and his life spirals into deepening...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    One of America's most celebrated novelists, Cormac McCarthy announced his towering presence on the literary stage with his first novel, The Orchard Keeper. Within the pages of this classic work, John Wesley Rattner, his uncle Ather, and bootlegger Marion Sylder find their lives dangerously entwined in pre-World War II Tennessee. There, the men's tragedies and struggles are mirrored by the looming specter of...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    ‘[McCarthy] writes prose as clean as a bullet cutting through the air and constructs tales as compelling as any you will read’ – Telegraph A SUNKEN JET. NINE PASSENGERS. A MISSING BODY. The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road returns with the first of a two-volume masterpiece: The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with God. Look for Stella Maris, the second volume in The Passenger series, on sale December 6th, 2022 1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wet suit and plunges from the Coast Guard tender into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road returns with the second volume of The Passenger series: Stella Maris is an intimate portrait of grief and longing, as a young woman in a psychiatric facility seeks to understand her own existence. 1972, BLACK RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN: Alicia Western, twenty years old, with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag, admits herself to the hospital. A doctoral candidate in mathematics at the University of Chicago, Alicia has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she does not want to talk about her brother, Bobby. Instead, she contemplates the nature of madness, the human insistence on one common experience of the...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    ‘One of the greatest American novels of this or any other time’ – Guardian GOD. TRUTH. EXISTENCE. Stella Maris is the story of a mathematician, twenty years old, admitted to the hospital with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag and one request: She does not want to talk about her...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    Una impresionante e imaginativa fábula moral acerca de la naturaleza de la violencia y la justicia. Las autoridades mexicanas y del estado de Texas organizan una expedición paramilitar para acabar con el mayor número posible de indios. Es el Grupo Glanton, y tienen como líder espiritual al juez Holden, un ser violento y cruel. Nunca duerme, viola y asesina niños de ambos sexos y afirma que nunca morirá. Todo cambia cuando los carniceros de Glanton dejan de asesinar indios y empiezan a exterminar a los mexicanos que les pagan. Se instaura así la ley de la selva, el terreno moral donde la figura del juez se convierte en una especie de dios arbitrario. Reseñas: «En el...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entrance into the drug trade-- and gambles that the consequences won' t catch up to him. Along the gritty terrain of the Texas- Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope is that it will be a one-time deal and that, afterward, he can settle into life with his beloved fiancee. But instead, the Counselor finds himself mired in a brutal and dangerous game-- one that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves. Deft, shocking, and unforgettable, McCarthy is at his finest in this gripping tale about risk, consequence, and the treacherous balance...read more

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    Lester Ballard, a violent, solitary and introverted young backwoodsman, is released from jail and allowed to haunt the hill country of East Tennessee, preying on the population with his strange lusts. McCarthy transforms commonplace brushes with humanity into stunning scenes of the comic and the grotesque, and as the story hurtles toward its unforgettable conclusion, depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humour, and characteristic lyrical...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    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. But 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 realizes 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 mesmerizing 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...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic...read more

  • Cormac McCarthy

    John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized… A place where dreams are paid for in...read more