By Cormac McCarthy
The nationwide bestseller and the 1st quantity in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the beautiful Horses is the story of John Grady Cole, who at 16 unearths himself on the finish of an extended line of Texas ranchers, bring to an end from the single lifestyles he has ever imagined for himself. With partners, he units off for Mexico on a occasionally idyllic, occasionally comedian trip to a spot the place goals are paid for in blood. Winner of the nationwide e-book Award for Fiction.
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The lawyer stood. Some things in this world cant be helped, he said. And I believe this is probably one of em. Yeah, the boy said. AFTER CHRISTMAS she was gone all the time. He and Luisa and Arturo sat in the kitchen. Luisa couldnt talk about it without crying so they didnt talk about it. No one had even told her mother, who’d been on the ranch since before the turn of the century. Finally Arturo had to tell her. She listened and nodded and turned away and that was all. In the morning he was standing by the side of the road at daybreak with a clean shirt and a pair of socks in a leather satchel together with his toothbrush and razor and shavingbrush.
It’s all right. I aint goin to be around here all that much longer. Where are you going? I aint at liberty to say. Why ever not? I just aint. He looked at her. She was studying his face. What do you think he’d say if he seen you standin here talkin to me? He’s not jealous. That’s good. That’s a good trait to have. Save him a lot of aggravation. What does that mean. I dont mean nothin. I got to go. Do you hate me? No. You dont like me. He looked at her. You’re wearin me out, girl, he said. What difference does it make?
We’re like the Comanches was two hundred years ago. We dont know what’s goin to show up here come daylight. We dont even know what color they’ll be. THE NIGHT was almost warm. He and Rawlins lay in the road where they could feel the heat coming off the blacktop against their backs and they watched stars falling down the long black slope of the firmament. In the distance they heard a door slam. A voice called. A coyote that had been yammering somewhere in the hills to the south stopped. Then it began again.
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) by Cormac McCarthy