The Road (Oprah's Book Club) (Prebound)

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The Road is an intensely beautiful and harsh book, the last published by Cormac McCarthy. It’s prose still gives me chills. Just read the first ten pages and see. The book follows the fortunes of an unnamed man and his son as they journey across a mysterious post-apocalyptic America. Outlaws and far worse plague the destroyed landscape. They are heading towards the east coast in search of some unnamed hope. The whole story is shrouded in mystery. What caused the devastation? What happened in the previous lives of the Man and Son? Perhaps their love for each other  is the real focus of the book.

— Ben


At once brutal and tender, despairing and rashly hopeful, spare of language and profoundly moving, this work is a fierce and haunting meditation on the tenuous divide between civilization and savagery, and the essential, sometimes terrifying power of filial love.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606862193
ISBN-10: 1606862197
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: March 28th, 2007
Pages: 287
Language: English
Series: Oprah's Book Club