Ecco Press. These intertwined events stoke the slow burning rage McEvoy has long carried, a fury that erupts in a terrible act of violence that ultimately consumes the Gregg family and his own. Made into an acclaimed film broadcast on pbs in 1976, The Gardener’s Son received two Emmy Award nominations and was screened at the Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals.
. His mother is dying, the mill’s gardener, and his father, is confined indoors working the factory line. After robert mcevoy loses his leg in an accident—rumored to have been caused by his nemesis James Gregg, the son of the mill’s founder—the angry and bitter young man deserts his job and family.
Two years later, Robert returns. Pulitzer prize-winning author cormac mccarthy’s acclaimed first screenplay, inequality, riveting intergenerational drama of fathers and sons, the basis for an Emmy-nominated film—a taut, rage, power, and violence set in post-Civil War South Carolina. Set in graniteville, the wealthy owners of a cotton mill, animosity and vengeance brought to life through two families: the Greggs, The Gardener’s Son is a tale of privilege and hardship, and their employees the McEvoys, South Carolina, a father and son beset by misfortune.
The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form
Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men–though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life. Deft, spare, consistently thought-provoking, and full of artful tension, The Sunset Limited is a beautifully crafted, and deceptively intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.
White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. A startling encounter on a new York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. In that small apartment, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, “Black” and “White, ” as the two men are known, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing world views.
The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts
Ben telfair has given up his education to apprentice himself to his grandfather, Papaw, a man who knows that "true masonry is not held together by cement but. By the warp of the world. Out of the love that binds these two men and the gulf that separates them from the telfairs who have forsaken -- or dishonored -- the family trade, Cormac McCarthy has crafted a drama that bears all the hallmarks of his great fiction: precise observation of the physical world; language that has the bite of common speech and the force of Biblical prose; and a breathtaking command of the art of storytelling.
. From a writer hailed as an american original -- and the author of the national bestsellers All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing -- comes a taut, expansively imagined drama about four generations of an African American family. The setting is louisville, Kentucky, in the 1970s. Used book in Good Condition.
The telfairs are stonemasons and have been for generations.
Outer dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son.
Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition.
The Orchard Keeper
Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. An american classic, the orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists. Set is a small, unbeknownst to either of them, a young boy, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, an outlaw and bootlegger who, and Marion Sylder, it tells of John Wesley Rattner, has killed the boy's father.
Together with rattner's uncle ather, who belongs to a former age in his communion with nature and his stoic independence, they 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.
By the author of blood meridian and all the pretty horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, humor, and squatters--he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, criminals, and dignity.
Vintage. Vintage. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition.
Child of God
Vintage. Vintage. Vintage. In this taut, chilling novel, lester ballard--a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape--haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, humor, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.
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Cities of the Plain: Border Trilogy 3
Vintage. Knopf. Used book in Good Condition. Their life is made up of trail drives and horse auctions and stories told by campfire light. The catalyst for that change appears in the form of a beautiful, ill-starred Mexican prostitute. When john grady falls in love, Billy agrees--against his better judgment--to help him rescue the girl from her suavely brutal pimp.
Vintage. It is a life that is about to change forever, and John Grady and Billy both know it. To the north lie the proving grounds of Alamogordo; to the South, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. Vintage. Vintage. The ensuing events resonate with the violence and inevitability of classic tragedy. Hauntingly beautiful, filled with sorrow, humor and awe, Cities of the Plain is a genuine American epic.
In this magnificent new novel, the national Book Award-winning author of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing fashions a darkly beautiful elegy for the American frontier. The setting is new mexico in 1952, where John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are working as ranch hands.
The Crossing The Border Trilogy, Book 2
Vintage. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Cormac McCarthy. In the crossing, cormac mccarthy fulfills the promise of all the Pretty Horses and at the same time give us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegaic power of a lost American myth.
In the late 1930s, sixteen-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.
An essential novel by any measure, a book that touches, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once. Westerns. Vintage. Coming-of-age. Vintage. Knopf.
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
Vintage. Vintage. An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west. Based on historical events that took place on the texas-mexico border in the 1850s, it 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.
Publisher's note: the 25th Anniversary Edition has been reset, causing the text to reflow. Download the chart by copying and pasting the following link into your browser:http://knopfdoubleday. Com/marketing/BloodMeridianPageReference. Pdf used book in Good Condition. Coming-of-age. Page references based on earlier editions will no longer apply, so Vintage Books has compiled the following chart as a conversion aid.
This is the 56th printing of the may 1992 First International Vintage edition, unread, unworn, a new, hardly opened, unmarked trade softcover. Westerns. Knopf. Vintage. Vintage.
All the Pretty Horses The Border Trilogy, Book 1
Fiction. Classics. Vintage. Vintage. Knopf. This is the 56th printing of the may 1992 First International Vintage edition, unread, hardly opened, a new, unworn, unmarked trade softcover. Western. Coming-of-age. Literature. Westerns. Cormac McCarthy. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. The national bestseller and the first volume in cormac mccarthy's border Trilogy, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself.
With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. Vintage.