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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
September 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Steeldude86 ,

Illuminating

A fascinating interpretation of human survival and priorities.

A lover of storytelling ,

A haunting masterpiece... It will remain with you long after you are finished reading it

This is one of the few books that i can safely say I felt changed by the end of it. I was not the same person I was when I first picked it up. This masterwork hangs over the soul like a specter, haunting and harrowing the heart in ways very rarely paralleled. This seemingly simple story of a father and son trying to survive in a dying world turns out to be a deep, provocative journey into the deepest reaches of the soul, one that the world must never forget. Here is a masterpiece whose power can bring men to their knees.

AxeS ,

Haunting

After stripping away everything McCarthy creates a story about a father and his relationship and love for his son. Such a beautiful story.

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