The Road

The Road

1st Edition

Hardback (26 Sep 2006)

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Publisher's Synopsis

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE  NATIONAL BESTSELLER  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).  From the bestselling author of The Passenger

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.

Look for Cormac McCarthy's latest bestselling novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris.

Book information

ISBN: 9780307265432
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Knopf
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 241
Weight: 499g
Height: 243mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 29mm