Set in west Texas in 1980, No Country for Old Men focuses on the intersecting lives of a hunter who discovers 2.4 million dollars in abandoned drug money, a Texas county sheriff who must protect an innocent couple, and heavily armed men who are determined to reclaim the money at any cost. As their paths carry them up and down the U.S./Mexican border, each person must confront what it means to abandon a life. Filled with the harsh landscapes and lyrical language that have earned McCarthy literary fame, this novel is an enduring meditation on the beliefs and hope that inform people's decisions and shape their destinies.
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