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No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

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In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law-in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell-can contain.As Moss tries to evade his pursuers-in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives-McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning's headlines. No Country for Old Men is a triumph.

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 07/11/2006
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 7.92h x 5.30w x 0.68d
ISBN: 9780375706677

Review Citation(s):
New York Times 07/30/2006 pg. 20
Entertainment Weekly 04/03/2009 pg. 28
Entertainment Weekly 10/10/2014 pg. 68

About the Author
Cormac McCarthy is the author of eight previous novels, and among his honors are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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