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The Road By Cormac McCarthy

The Road
by Cormac McCarthy

The searing, post-apocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece
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The Road Summary


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 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 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.

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Sku
GOR001209722
Title
The Road
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
256
ISBN 10
033044753X
ISBN 13
9780330447539
Prizes
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2007 (UK) Winner of James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2006 (UK)
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