Title Profile & Character Information

All the Pretty Horses

Annotation
Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures starring Matt Damon, produced by Mike Nichols, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy'sBorder Trilogy,All the Pretty Horsesis the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself.  With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.  Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Awards
1992  National Book Critics Circle Awards
1992  National Book Awards
1993  Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Regional Book Award
1993  American Library Association Notable Books

Characters
NameCole, John Grady
GenderMale
OccupationRancher

NameRawlins, Lacey
GenderMale
OccupationRancher

GenreWestern
Literary
Adventure
Coming of age
Fiction
TopicsJourneys
Teenage boys
Ranch life
Male friendship
Loss
Journeys
Ill-fated love
Self-discovery
Personal growth
Ranchers
SettingTexas