The Road

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Vintage International, 2007 - Fathers and sons - 287 pages
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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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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

This book really irritated me and not just for the lack of grammar and punctuation. I think what irritated me the most was the fact that the novel is completely devoid of any hope and is also severely ... Read full review

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The man and boy travel a dark and dismal road. It can be confusing since no one has names. Had to pay attention to know which "he" was being spoken of. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
15
Section 3
16
Section 4
38
Section 5
41
Section 6
49
Section 7
51
Section 8
70
Section 10
80
Section 11
138
Section 12
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Section 13
176
Section 14
199
Section 15
222
Section 16
226
Section 17
274

Section 9
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