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The Road

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 car... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780330513005
Barcode 9780330513005
Published 1 March 2010 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Reprints
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Author(s) By McCarthy, Cormac
Series Picador Classic
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ISBN-13 9780330513005
ISBN-10 0330513001
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication Date 1 March 2010
International Publication Date 27 October 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Reprints
Edition Reprints
Author(s) By McCarthy, Cormac
Series Picador Classic
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 230g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 97951

Description of this Book

'The first great masterpiece of the globally warmed generation. Here is an American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature' - Andrew O'Hagan. 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. 'McCarthy conjures from this pitiless flight the miracle of unswerving humanity. Gripping beyond belief' - Chris Cleave, Sunday Telegraph . 'One of the most shocking and harrowing but ultimately redemptive books I have read. It is an intensely intimate story. It is also a warning' - Kirsty Wark, Observer Books of the Year . 'A work of such terrible beauty that you will struggle to look away. It will knock the breath from your lungs' - Tom Gatti, The Times . 'You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerized. All the modern novel can do is done here' - Alan Warner, Guardian . 'A masterpiece that will soon be considered a classic' - Herald . 'McCarthy shows that he is one of the greatest American writers alive' - Times Literary Supplement .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2006 (UK) -- Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2007 (UK)
NZ Review A masterpiece that will soon be considered a classic. * Herald * You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerized. All the modern novel can do is done here. -- Alan Warner * Guardian * So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent. * Daily Telegraph * One of the most shocking and harrowing but ultimately redemptive books I have read. It is an intensely intimate story. It is also a warning. -- Kirsty Wark * Observer Books of the Year * McCarthy conjures from this pitiless flight the miracle of unswerving humanity. Gripping beyond belief. -- Chris Cleave * Sunday Telegraph * The first great masterpiece of the globally warmed generation. Here is an American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature. -- Andrew O'Hagan
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine previous novels, and among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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