The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. 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, scavenged food and each other.

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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 By (author) Cormac McCarthy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 033044753X
ISBN 13 9780330447539
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Quill Awards: General Fiction 2007. Winner of Richard & Judy Book Club: Summer Read 2007. Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2007. Shortlisted for RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001209722
Title The Road
Author By (author) Cormac McCarthy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 033044753X
ISBN 13 9780330447539
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Quill Awards: General Fiction 2007. Winner of Richard & Judy Book Club: Summer Read 2007. Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2007. Shortlisted for RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.
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