From the book jacket: 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 dont 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 foodand 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 others 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, ...
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