Cities of the Plain Author:Cormac McCarthy In this final volume of The Border Trilogy, two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All The Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together, in the still point between their vivid pasts and uncertain futures, to confront a country changing or already changed beyond recognition. — In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cow... more »boys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north, at Alamogordo, by the military. To the south, always on the horizon are the mountains of Mexico, looming over all the cities of the plain.
Bound by nature to horses and cattle and range, these two discover their ranchlife domesticity is compromised by a geometry of loss. And what draws one of them across the border again and again is a girl seized by ill fortune, and a love as dangerous as it is inevitable.
With Cities of the Plain, Cormac McCarthy has completed a landmark of our literature and times, an epic that reaches from tales of the old west, the world past, into the new millenium, the world to come.