Cover of: The Road | Cormac McCarthy

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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.
--back cover

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
2006

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS 3563 .C337 R63 2006

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
287p.
Number of pages
287

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22263727M
Internet Archive
road00mcca
ISBN 10
0307387895
ISBN 13
9780307387899
LC Control Number
2006023629
OCLC/WorldCat
1045749249
Amazon.com
0307387895
Library Thing
1222607
Goodreads
350540
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