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01 January 10


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

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

About Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the author of ten acclaimed novels, most recently The Road. Among his honours are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American literature.