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The first novel from one of America's most celebrated novelists, the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road. Set is a remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, it is the story of a young boy and a bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boy's father.

The boy, John Wesley Rattner, and the outlaw, Marion Sylder–together with Rattner's Uncle Ather, who belongs to a former age in his communion with nature and his stoic independence–enact a drama that seems born of the land itself. All three are heroes of an intense and compelling celebration of values lost to time and industrialization.

Look for Cormac McCarthy's latest novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris.

About the Author

The novels of the American writer, Cormac McCarthy, have received a number of literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His works adapted to film include All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and No Country for Old Men—the latter film receiving four Academy Awards, including the award for Best Picture.

Praise For…

"McCarthy has a voice that is unmistakably his own ... with a passion most writers couldn't muster or wouldn't dare." —The Boston Globe

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679728726
ISBN-10: 0679728724
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: February 2nd, 1993
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Vintage International