Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian

by Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage Classics
1st Edition, ©1992, ISBN: 9780679728757
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridianbrilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the " wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

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FLAWS: Strong brutal violence, language, some sexual content
Summary: An unnamed kid wanders from home one day and becomes a military hero in the 19th-century American Southwest.

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