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The Road

The Road

by Cormac McCarthy
Paperback
Publication Date: 21/04/2007
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other.

The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, each the other's world entire, are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year
The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post
ISBN:
9780307387899
9780307387899
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
21-04-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House USA Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
287
Dimensions (mm):
198x130x25mm
Weight:
0.32kg
Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Blood Meridian, The Road and No Country For Old Men.

Among his honours are the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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