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The Road by  Cormac MCCARTHY - First Edition - 2006 - from Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA (SKU: 168741)

The Road

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The Road

by MCCARTHY, Cormac

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ISBN 10
0307265439
ISBN 13
9780307265432
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Incredibly dark and powerful novel set in a post-apocalyptic world that details the struggles of a man and his young son. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The basis for the movie with Viggo Mortensen. A tight very near fine copy in a very near dust jacket with a light vertical crease to the spine and with almost none of the usual rubbing. A nicer than usual copy.

Synopsis

The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, almost all life on earth. The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.

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On Oct 27 2010, TheRareBookLady said:
It came unannounced, uninvited. Sent to me in a plain box, came a package with some typical care pack items, and one of the most outstanding books I've read in a long time, "The Road", by Cormac McCarthy. My sister sent it because she had heard it was well recieved. Well recieved is an understatement. "The Road" is not simply a book, it's an experience. A post-apocalyptic story of a man and his son, truding through the ashen country, towards the coast in hopes of finding some civilization. Some say "The Road" is just another masterpiece to add to his list of fantastic works. I'm not familiar with all of McCarthy's works, but I can attest that it is an incredibly short list in existence, displaying books that leave you changed for weeks after reading the book. I spoke to many who were not necessarily bold readers and even felt a bit disturbed for a while after finishing the book. For those of us who are bold readers, this is intriguing.

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Bookseller
Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
168741
Title
The Road
Author
MCCARTHY, Cormac
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0307265439
ISBN 13
9780307265432
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2006
LCCN
2006023629
Keywords
Literature

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About Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA

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