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Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy, winner of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, is an acknowledged master of brutal American realism. His novels Suttree (1979), Blood Meridian (1984), and the Border Trilogy (now available in a single volume from the Modern Library) are unflinching masterpieces of the American South and Southwest. His latest novel is No Country for Old Men (Knopf), available Fall 2005.



Summer 2005 | Fiction

he rifle would shoot half minute of angle groups. Five inch groups at one thousand yards. The spot he’d picked to shoot from lay just below a long talus of lava scree and it would put him well within that distance. Except that it would take the better part of an hour to get there and the antelope were grazing away from him. The best he could say about any of it was that there was no wind.