Cities of the Plain

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出版社: Random House US
2011-11
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780679747192
定价: 130.00
装帧: 平装
开本: 32开
纸张: 胶版纸
页数: 291页
  • 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 w In this magnificent new novel, the National Book Award-winningauthor of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing fashions a darklybeautiful elegy for the American frontier. The setting is NewMexico in 1952, where John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are workingas ranch hands. To the North lie the proving grounds of Alamogordo;to the South, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. Theirlife is made up of trail drives and horse auctions and stories toldby campfire light. It is a life that is about to change forever,and John Grady and Billy both know it. The catalyst for that changeappears in the form of a beautiful, ill-starred Mexican prostitute.When John Grady falls in love, Billy agrees--against his betterjudgment--to help him rescue the girl from her suavely brutal pimp.The ensuing events resonate with the violence and inevitability ofclassic tragedy. Hauntingly beautiful, filled with sorrow, humorand awe, Cities of the Plain is a genuine American epic.
  • 内容简介:
    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 w
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    In this magnificent new novel, the National Book Award-winningauthor of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing fashions a darklybeautiful elegy for the American frontier. The setting is NewMexico in 1952, where John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are workingas ranch hands. To the North lie the proving grounds of Alamogordo;to the South, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. Theirlife is made up of trail drives and horse auctions and stories toldby campfire light. It is a life that is about to change forever,and John Grady and Billy both know it. The catalyst for that changeappears in the form of a beautiful, ill-starred Mexican prostitute.When John Grady falls in love, Billy agrees--against his betterjudgment--to help him rescue the girl from her suavely brutal pimp.The ensuing events resonate with the violence and inevitability ofclassic tragedy. Hauntingly beautiful, filled with sorrow, humorand awe, Cities of the Plain is a genuine American epic.
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