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Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2006.
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In this postapocalyptic novel, 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. They 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable e-Books
Electronic books
Robinsonades
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Road.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
(DLC) 2006023629
(OCoLC)70630525
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cormac McCarthy
ISBN: 9780307267450 0307267458 9781743282564 1743282567
OCLC Number: 233703745
Awards: Winner of Quill Awards: General Fiction 2007
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2007
Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2007
Short-listed for Irish Book Awards: RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008
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Contents: Publisher description for "The road" --
"A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. 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."
Responsibility: Cormac McCarthy.
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In this postapocalyptic novel, 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. They 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. This book 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. 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.--From publisher description.

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