The Road is a post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son traveling and trying to survive after an unspecified global catastrophe. The father and son are attempting to reach the sea before winter. Along their way, they encounter other dangerous survivors, one of whom the father kills. Eventually the man dies and the son finds a family who take him in. The novel's simple prose style contrasts desolate imagery with symbols of lightness and hope.

Summary of The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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