One could make the argument that Cormac McCarthy is the greatest living writer, and I'd be hard pressed to find a counterargument. His 1992 novel All the Pretty Horses won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Road which was adapted for the silver screen in 2009. His novel No Country for Old Men also saw a film adaption in the Cohen Brother's classic starring Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem. Furthermore, the famous literary critic Harold Bloom called McCarthy's Blood Meridian "the single greatest book since Faulkner's As I Lay Dying." That's some high praise.
The Crossing, published in 1994, is the second book in McCarthy's Border Trilogy, which began with All the Pretty Horses. It's a coming-of-age story that takes place on the US-Mexico border before and after World War 2. This is the first printing: