The road

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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.
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ISBN:
9780307387899
9781585478934
9781428105515
9781442080775
9781436113038
9781607757511
9780307267450
9780307472120
9780307476319
9789629548704
9780307265432
Reading Level:
UG
Level 4, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
670L
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auth_author2 Degas, Rupert., Stechschulte, Tom.
author Cormac McCarthy
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display_description NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.
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.
A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year
The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Large type books, Pulitzer Prize -- 2007, Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction, Robinsonades, Survival -- Fiction, Survival. -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- United States -- Fiction
title_display The road
title_full The Road, The road / Cormac McCarthy, The road [electronic resource] / Cormac McCarthy, The road [sound recording] / by Cormac McCarthy, The road [text (large print)] / Cormac McCarthy
title_short The road
title_sub
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Pulitzer Prize, Regression (Civilization), Survival, Voyages and travels