Unlike its popular precursor, The Crossing is a long, dour, and largely plotless novel.
Add to Cart About The Crossing 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.
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.
In the bootheel of New Mexico hard on the frontier, Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second World War, but on the cusp of unimaginable events. First comes a trespassing Indian and the dream of wolves running wild amongst the cattle lately brought onto the plain by settlers — this when all the wisdom of trappers has disappeared along with the trappers themselves.
And so Billy sets forth at the age of sixteen on an unwitting journey into the souls of boys and animals and men. Having trapped a she-wolf he would restore to the mountains of Mexico, he is long gone and returns to find everything he left behind transformed utterly in his absence.
Except his kid brother, Boyd, with whom he strikes out yet again to reclaim what is theirs thus crossing into "that antique gaze from whence there could be no way back forever.
From the Trade Paperback edition.That's The Crossing. Cormac McCarthy's "The Border" trilogy is where you'll find dusty plains, hard living, and a recent past populated by a people still living in an even more distant past. His characters are full of character, thei One decision, as innocent as it may be, can fuck up your life forever/5.
The Crossing Quotes. ― Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing. 7 likes.
Like “The wicked know that if the ill they do be of sufficient horror that men will not speak against it. That men have just enough stomach for small evils and only these will they oppose.”. In The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy has the ability to challenge the reader's concept of free will and how much a person's attitude can change what and the way things occur.
The reader sees Boyd.
The Crossing (Border Trilogy Series #2) by 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 /5(51).
The Crossing The novel, set just before and during World War II, is structured around three round-trip crossings that Billy makes from New Mexico into Mexico.
Each trip tests Billy as he must try to salvage something once he fails in his original goal. Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing.
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy. My rating: 3 of 5 stars. The Crossing () is the follow-up to All the Pretty Horses () and the second part of Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy, three novels focused on young American men coming of age in the early-to-midth century on the border with Mexico.