Despite not having character names (only one appears and it is false, Ely) and despite having no chapter breaks — instead the narrative broken down into unindented, short paragraphs, the novel reads with ease and the writing keeps the pages turning as the reader hopes the man and his son may find solace for at least one night within the wasteland they so wearily travel.
The Road is a Very Strong Recommend.
The Border Trilogy:
#2, The Crossing
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CG FEWSTON was born in Texas in 1979 and now lives in Hong Kong. He’s been a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy).
He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father‘s Son, The New America: A Collection, Vanity of Vanities, A Time to Love in Tehran, and forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; Little Hometown, America: A Look Back; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.
You can read more about the author on Facebook @ cg.fewston – where he has 275,000+ followers