The Road
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Release Date : 20 March 2007
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307267450
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Book excerpt: 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.

The Road

The Road

Author : Cormac McCarthy
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

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Publisher : Random House
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Road Movie Book

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Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Social Science
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Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Abrams
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Harper Collins
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Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Publisher : Del Rey
Genre : Fiction
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#1 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE “A picaresque, swashbuckling adventure.”—The Washington Post Book World They’re an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a ...

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Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Publisher : Library of America Jack Keroua
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Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
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