All the Pretty Horses Summary
Cormac McCarthy

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All the Pretty Horses Overview

All the Pretty Horses is a coming of age story about a young man named John Grady Cole. The book opens in 1949, with the death of John’s maternal grandfather. Much of John’s young life was spent with his grandfather because his mother left his father—and him—to pursue a career in the theater. She had little to do with John through the years. John’s father enlisted in the 2nd World War where he was reported missing. All but John and his grandfather gave him up for dead. When he finally returned home he was a changed and somewhat broken man.

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