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The road / Cormac McCarthy.

By: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Oprah's book club: Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, ©2006Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.Description: 287 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780307387899; 0307387895; 9780307277923; 0307277925; 9780307455291; 0307455297; 9781442080775 : PBD; 1442080779 : PBD; 9780307476302; 0307476308; 9780307476319; 0307476316; 1417807431; 9781417807437; 9780329512521; 0329512528.Subject(s): Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Ethics -- Fiction | Hunger -- Fiction | Disasters -- Fiction | Disasters | Ethics | Fathers and sons | Hunger | Regression (Civilization) | Survival | Voyages and travels | Father-son relationship -- Fiction | Travel -- Fiction | United States -- Description and travel -- Fiction | Civilization -- Fiction | Survival skills -- Fiction | Robinsonades | Ethics -- Fiction | Apocalyptic fiction | Hunger -- Fiction | Disasters -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Survival skills -- Fiction | Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction | Pulitzer Prize for Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Adult book club bags | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Ethics -- Fiction | Hunger -- Fiction | Disasters -- Fiction | Pulitzer PrizesGenre/Form: Novela estadounidense -- Siglo XX. | Apocalyptic fiction. | Robinsonades. | Dystopias. | Apocalyptic fiction. | Apocalyptic fiction. | Fiction. | Post-apocalyptic fiction. | Apocalyptic literature.Online resources: Click here to access online
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Publisher description for "The road" -- "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."
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, 2007Summary: In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Standard Kirkland Campus
General PS 3563 .C337 R63 2006 Available 30579004212962
Total holds: 0

In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.

Pulitzer Prize, 2007

Publisher description for "The road" -- "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."

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2007.