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2007 Winner

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

2006 Winner

James Tait Black Prize for Fiction

Synopsis

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

The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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.

In the media

You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerized. All the modern novel can do is done here.
Guardian
A masterpiece that will soon be considered a classic.
Herald
McCarthy conjures from this pitiless flight the miracle of unswerving humanity. Gripping beyond belief.
Sunday Telegraph