Volume Three of the Border Trilogy
In Cormac McCarthy's Cities of the Plain, two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together, between their vivid pasts and uncertain futures, to confront a country changing beyond recognition.
In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn again and again, in this story of friendships and passion, to a love as dangerous as it is inevitable.
Cormac McCarthy is the author of many acclaimed novels, including All the Pretty Horses, The Road and No Country For Old Men. Among his honours are the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.