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The Resource The road, Cormac McCarthy

The road, Cormac McCarthy

Label
The road
Title
The road
Statement of responsibility
Cormac McCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this postapocalyptic novel, 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. They 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. This book 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. 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.--From publisher description
Summary
Apocalypse grips the earth; wildlife has disappeared; and starvation prevails. Amidst this bleak backdrop, a man and his young son slowly make their way toward the coast. Avoiding roves of marauding cannibals and fighting off starvation, they gain hope and stamina in knowing they are some of the remaining few virtuous people
Tone
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.
  • Quill Book Award for General Fiction, 2007.
  • YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound, 2009
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Awards note
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, 2006.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145594
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C337
LC item number
R63 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The road, Cormac McCarthy
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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."
Control code
2569738
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780307265432
Lccn
2006023629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70630525
  • (OCoLC)70630525
Label
The road, Cormac McCarthy
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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."
Control code
2569738
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780307265432
Lccn
2006023629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70630525
  • (OCoLC)70630525

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