The Road

Cormac McCarthy


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The Road by McCarthy, Cormac
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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.

Publisher: Vintage
Published: 03/28/2007
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.7lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780307387899

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 114669 / Road

Award: Tayshas Reading - Commended

Review Citation(s):
Kliatt 07/01/2007 pg. 26
New York Times 05/27/2007 pg. 24
Books & Culture 09/01/2007 pg. 40
Christianity Today 01/01/2010 pg. 72
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 97

About the Author
The novels of the American writer, Cormac McCarthy, have received a number of literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His works adapted to film include All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and No Country for Old Men--the latter film receiving four Academy Awards, including the award for Best Picture.