The Crossing Author:Cormac McCarthy In The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy fulfills the promis of All the Pretty Horses and the same time gives us 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, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding ... more »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 dreamlike journey into a country where men meet like ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat-lightning.
An essential novel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once.