Title: The Road
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 241 p. Audience: General. McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning post-apocalyptic novel. A true modern classic. Very good in very good dust jacket. A near fine copy with very slight soiling to edges. Solid, straight, tight and clean text. A nice collectible copy. First edition. First Edition, First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000167
Synopsis: A 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.
Best known for his Border Trilogy, hailed in the San Francisco Chronicle as "an American classic to stand with the finest literary achievements of the century," Cormac McCarthy has written ten rich and often brutal novels, including the bestselling No Country for Old Men, and The Road. Profoundly dark, told in spare, searing prose, The Road is a post-apocalyptic masterpiece, one of the best books we've read this year, but in case you need a second (and expert) opinion, we asked Dennis Lehane, author of equally rich, occasionally bleak and brutal novels, to read it and give us his take. Read his glowing review below. --Daphne Durham
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