The Road

The Road

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 04/08/2022
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Synopsis

The late American master's post-apocalyptic modern classic, published here with an introduction by novelist John Banville.

In a burned-out America, a father and his young son walk under a darkened sky, heading slowly for the coast. They have no idea what, if anything, awaits them there. The landscape is destroyed, nothing moves save the ash on the wind and cruel, lawless men stalk the roadside, lying in wait. Attempting to survive in this brave new world, the young boy and his protector have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves. They must keep walking.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Road is an incandescent novel, the story of a remarkable and profoundly moving journey. In this unflinching study of the best and worst of humankind, Cormac McCarthy boldly divines a future without hope, but one in which, miraculously, this young family finds tenderness.

An exemplar of post-apocalyptic writing, The Road is a true modern classic, a masterful, moving and increasingly prescient novel.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781035003792
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 233g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 22 mm

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The Road
That prize is so well-deserved!
A heart-wrenching, shocking and depressing ecological drama set some time after doomsday, in a Mad Max-like world. It kicks you in the stomach. The fact t... READ MORE
Anita Salát
The Road
Devastating and haunting.
Taking place in a post-apocalyptic USA, the reader is taken on a journey across a devastated landscape as a father and son undertake a dangerous journey to... READ MORE
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