The Resource The road, Cormac McCarthy

The road, Cormac McCarthy

Label
The road
Title
The road
Statement of responsibility
Cormac McCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2006.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145594
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Cormac
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voyages and travels
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Dystopias
  • Survival
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The road, Cormac McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2006
Control code
000045467717
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780307265432
System control number
(OCoLC)444389550
Label
The road, Cormac McCarthy
Publication
Note
First published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2006
Control code
000045467717
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780307265432
System control number
(OCoLC)444389550

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