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Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, Vintage Books, a Division of Random House, Inc., [2007] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage International open-market editionView all editions and formats
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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: Robinsonades
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cormac McCarthy
ISBN: 9780307472120 0307472124 9780307386458 0307386457 9780307387899 0307387895 9781606862193 1606862197
OCLC Number: 276839955
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2007.
Description: 287 pages ; 18 cm
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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