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Unformatted text preview: Set in west Texas about 125 miles from the Mexican border near Del Rio and Langtry, All the Pretty Horses is a story of loss and adventure. John Grady Cole, the main character, is just 16 years old and attending his grandfather's funeral when the novel opens. His mother and father are finally divorcing after years of separation, and his mother is determined to sell the ranch owned by her father. So John Grady sets off on his horse, Redbo, accompanied by his best friend Lacey Rawlins, on his horse, Junior. They ride south across Texas, and, just north of the border, an even younger runaway boy follows them on a big bay horse. Rawlins, the realist, thinks Blevins, who has named himself after a radio preacher, will be nothing but trouble; John Grady, the idealist, is more sympathetic. Sticking together, the three boys ride their horses naked across the Rio Grande River, sympathetic....
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- Fall '08