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The Road
by Cormac McCarthy. Edition Date:: 03/28/2007
McCarthy's latest novel, a frightening apocalyptic vision, is narrated by a nameless man, one of the few survivors of an unspecified civilization-ending catastrophe. He and his young son are trekking along a trecherous highway, starving and freezing, trying to avoid roving cannibal armies. The tale, and thier lives, are saved from teetering over the edge of bleakness thanks to the man's fierce belief that they are "the good guys" who are preserving the light of humanity. In this stark, effective production, Stechschulte gives the father an appropriately harsh, weary voice that sways little from its numbed register except to urge on the weakening boy or sooth his fears after an encounter with barbarians. 
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