In 1994, Knopf also released the second volume of The Border Trilogy. In The Crossing, Cormac fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses, and at the same time, he gives readers a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegiac power of a lost American myth.

In the late 1930s, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing, he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat lightning—a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there."


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