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This is the second of a trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, it's quite a while since I read the first one.

As this book follows Billy Parnham crossing and recrossing the USA/Mexico border we are given insight into Billy's thoughts. The first time he crosses, he is taking a wolf back to the mountains. The second time, the trip is made with his younger brother, in search of his dead father's horses that were stolen during a raid on his parents homestead, this raid left both his parents dead.
The third time for me was the most poignant, as he crosses into Mexico to settle being unable to settle in USA after returning from the second world war. The book however seems not to "belong" in any set time period, until the mention of the war.
Not a quick read, but definitely an engrossing one.


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