The Road

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Vintage International, 2008 - Fiction - 287 pages
134 Reviews
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The 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 Roadis 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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Cormac McCarthy is a brilliant writer. - Overstock.com
McCarthy's writing style in this novel is brilliant. - Borders
Cormac McCarthy is a great writer. - Bookreporter.com

A STRIKING STING OF REALITY........... A MUST READ!!!!

User Review  - RAGHAVI PRIYA - Flipkart

The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. I fell in love with his thoughts & blissful prose writing which forms a image before your eyes even before you know it or want it. The road ... Read full review

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Complex plot. Great surprise ending. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
9
Section 4
11
Section 5
14
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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About the author (2008)

Born in Rhode Island in 1933 but raised and educated in Tennessee, Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine previous novels and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He now lives in New Mexico.

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