My rating: 5 of 5 stars
McCarthy is one of those writers who battles the gods of time and fate and any to those unaccustomed to the life a solitary man shares in the ways of the world, and McCarthy so does succeed in The Crossing (1994).
Vol. II of the Border Trilogy, The Crossing (1994), takes the reader on an extended journey with Billy Parham and so as the world changes for him so too the world is changed for the reader.
“In the end,” McCarthy writes (pg 156), “he said that no man can see his life until his life is done and where then to make a mending? It is God’s grace alone that we are bound by this thread of life.”
The Border Trilogy:
#2, The Crossing
The American novelist CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, & he’s a member of the Hemingway Society, Club Med, and the Royal Society of Literature. He’s also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) based in London.
He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father’s Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), The Mystic’s Smile ~ A Play in 3 Acts (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), Little Hometown, America: A Look Back (2020); and forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; A Time to Forget in East Berlin; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.
He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.
You can follow the author on Facebook @ cg.fewston – where he has 440,000+ followers