The Road: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Pan Macmillan, Dec 10, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages

The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic and Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic by Cormac McCarthy.

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 – and each other.

'So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent.' Daily Telegraph

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A post-apocalyptic novel about a man and his son traveling through a wasteland trying to survive. The story is harrowing and haunting. It can be very difficult to read emotionally, especially as a ... Read full review

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I don't think I ever remember a book keeping me on the edge of my seat like this one. I was just constantly worried about the characters at a visceral level. The relationship and minimalist dialogue ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Cormac McCarthy is the author of many highly acclaimed novels, including Blood Meridian, All The Pretty Horses and No Country For Old Men. Among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the Pulitzer Prize for The Road.

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