Road A Graphic Novel Adaptation

The Road

A Graphic Novel Adaptation

  • ISBN: 9781419776779
  • Publication Date: September 17, 2024


Price: $26.99

The first-ever graphic novel adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize–winning postapocalyptic classic, The Road, approved and authorized by McCarthy and illustrated by acclaimed cartoonist Manu Larcenet

"Superb. A suitably dark graphic treatment of McCarthy’s postapocalyptic masterpiece." (Kirkus)

The story of a nameless father and son trying to survive with their humanity intact in a postapocalyptic wasteland where Earth’s natural resources have been diminished, and some survivors are left to raise others for meat, The Road is one of Cormac McCarthy’s bleakest and most prescient novels.

Dedicated to his son, John Francis McCarthy, McCarthy’s The Road is one of his most personal novels. Ranked 17th on The Guardian’s 100 Best Novels of the 21st century, it was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for literature, and the James Tait Black Memorial Award, the Believer Award, and it was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

This first official graphic novel adaptation of McCarthy’s work is illustrated by acclaimed French cartoonist Manu Larcenet, who ably transforms the world depicted by McCarthy’s spare and brutal prose into stark ink drawings that add an additional layer to this haunting tale of family love and human perseverance.

Cormac McCarthy personally approved the making of this book before his death, and the adaptation bears the approval of the McCarthy estate.


“The graphic novel adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road is a stunning narrative accomplishment; visually austere, dark, and beautifully human. Sheer perfection.”
—Bill Sienkiewicz, Eisner Hall of Fame artist

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