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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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This novel's world of civilization undone narrativizes the decline of patriarchal whiteness in the Unites States. The man, unnamed and singular, longs for a world of suburban plenty, ripe with super markets, imported apricots, and Coca Cola. What propels him through the novel's bleak terrain is his son. The boy's mother, poor weak thing that she was, has abandoned them to the barbarian inhabitants. Together, this two loners suffer the loss of their social primacy in dying world, while we readers are induced to praise their fortitude and resilience. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've heard this story a million whines. Still, a good yarn for the apocalypse-inclined amongst us.
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