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By Cormac McCarthy

An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward enlargement, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." in accordance with old occasions that happened at the Texas-Mexico border within the 1850s, it strains the fortunes of the child, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish global the place Indians are being murdered and the marketplace for their scalps is thriving.

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