The Road

Author(s): Cormac McCarthy

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âe~The first great masterpiece of the globally warmed generation. Here is an American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literatureâe(tm) Andrew Oâe(tm)Hagan A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food âe" and each other. âe~McCarthy conjures from this pitiless flight the miracle of unswerving humanity. Gripping beyond beliefâe(tm) Chris Cleave, Sunday Telegraph âe~One of the most shocking and harrowing but ultimately redemptive books I have read. It is an intensely intimate story. It is also a warningâe(tm) Kirsty Wark, Observer Books of the Year âe~So good that it will devour you. It is incandescentâe(tm) Daily Telegraph âe~You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerized. All the modern novel can do is done hereâe(tm) Alan Warner, Guardian âe~A masterpiece that will soon be considered a classicâe(tm) Herald

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine previous novels, and among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

General Fields

  • : 9780330513005
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : November 2009
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

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  • : en
  • : 813.54
  • : oc2010003911
  • : 306
  • : Cormac McCarthy
  • : Paperback