The road
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
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Book
Edition
1st ed.
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241 pages ; 25 cm
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Main Library - AdultFiction McCarthy, CHardcoverChecked OutJanuary 3, 2024
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Edition
1st ed.
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 4, 8 Points

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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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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,4,8,114669.
Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, 2006.
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2007

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