Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen
"McCarthy is a writer to be read, to be admired, and quite honestly-envied." -Ralph Ellison "McCarthy is a born narrator, and his writing has, line by line, the stab of actuality. He is here to stay." -Robert Penn Warren From the Hardcover edition.
Cormac McCarthy, geboren 1933 in Rhodes Island, wuchs in Knoxville/Tennessee, auf. Für seine Bücher wurde er u.a. mit dem William Faulkner Award, dem American Academy Award, dem National Book Award und dem National Book Crities Circle Award ausgezeichnet. McCarthy lebt heute in El Paso, Texas. 2009 erhielt er den PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.