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.
Kid’s birth ended his mother’s life in Tennessee. Scrawny and wiry, the
impoverished and illiterate youth runs away at the age of fourteen, making his
way westward and finding 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 the almighty hand of God, he survives to breathe another day.
Earning McCarthy comparisons to greats like Melville and Faulkner, Blood
Meridian is a masterwork of rare genius. Gifted narrator Richard Poe wields
the author’s prose like a man born to speak it.
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