Publisher description for Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West / Cormac McCarthy.


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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mexican- American Border Region Fiction, Indians of North America Fiction, Teenage boys Fiction, Massacres Fiction, Outlaws Fiction, Glanton Gang Fiction