Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
The Road By Cormac McCarthy

The Road

In Stock
$27.99
inc. GST
The searing, post-apocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece
7 in stock

The Road Summary


The Road by Cormac McCarthy

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged, nuclear landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is grey. 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 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.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

About Cormac McCarthy


Cormac McCarthy is the author of ten acclaimed novels, most recently The Road. Among his honours are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American literature.

Additional information

GOR000967161
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2006-10-06
256
0330447556
9780330447553
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2007 (UK) Winner of James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2006 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.