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The Road [electronic Resource]

By Cormac McCarthy, 1933-

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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 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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Author: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Summary: 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.
Title: The road [electronic resource] / Cormac McCarthy.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2006.
Subject: Fathers and sons -- Fiction Voyages and travels -- Fiction. Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction Survival -- Fiction
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Isbn: 9780307267450 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader) 0307267458 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader) 9780307267450 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader) 0307267458 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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Format: Ebook
Author: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Summary: 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.
Title: The road [electronic resource] / Cormac McCarthy.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2006.
Description: 1 online resource
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Subjects: Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Subjects: Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction
Subjects: Survival -- Fiction
Genre: Robinsonades.
Genre: Electronic books.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Notes: "A Knopf eBook"--Cover image.
Notes: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 906 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 149 KB).
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FABCA494-CB0A-43E3-8583-0056281F7CAB Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FABCA494-CB0A-43E3-8583-0056281F7CAB Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780307267450 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
ISBN: 0307267458 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
ISBN: 9780307267450 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
ISBN: 0307267458 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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Call Number: PS3563.C337 R63 2006eb
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