Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International) (Paperback)


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"Published in 1985, it tells the story of a young boy simply referred to as "the kid" who runs away from home and becomes entangled with a group of bounty hunters (the horrifying Glanton gang) intent on scourging the American West, murdering Indigenous Americans in exchange for money. Amidst these revolting acts of violence emerges one of the most unforgettable villains in all of literature, Judge Holden: a completely hairless, pale, tall, and muscular man who slowly emerges as the true center of the book's focus as he invites himself into Glanton's gang. To say any more about him would disrupt a one-of-a-kind reading experience. It is challenging and disturbing, yet its powerful prose will not let you look away. I find it to be such a valuable and important book with timeless themes that will always retain their relevancy, and it easily contains the most haunting final chapter I'll ever experience."

— Nicholas

25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • From the bestselling author of The Passenger and the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Road: an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West.

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years

Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, Blood Meridian traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

Look for Cormac McCarthy's latest bestselling novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris.
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. He died in 2023.
Product Details ISBN: 9780679728757
ISBN-10: 0679728759
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 5th, 1992
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Vintage International
"A classic American novel of regeneration through violence. McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers, with Melville and Faulkner, and this is his masterpiece."
—Michael Herr

"McCarthy is a writer to be read, to be admired, and quite honestly—envied."
—Ralph Ellison

"McCarthy is a born narrator, and his writing has, line by line, the stab of actuality. He is here to stay."
—Robert Penn Warren