The Road is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best of which we are capable: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
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Set in the smoking ashes of a post-apocalyptic America, learn about Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a father-son journey toward the sea and an uncertain salvation.
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The Cormac McCarthy Interview
In his first on-camera interview, Cormac sits down with Oprah to talk about his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, luck, money and more. Watch this exclusive conversation.
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The Road has a tendency to raise more questions than answers. Get the conversation started at your next book club meeting with this study guide.
Themes in The Road
What destroyed the world? How far would you go to protect your child's life? We've called in Cormac's scientific colleagues from the Santa Fe Institute to help us explore the novel in new ways.
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Track your own progress on The Road with this exclusive Oprah's Book Club bookmark.
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