McCarthy: Each the Other’s World Entire

The road was empty. Below in the little valley the still gray serpentine of a river. Motionless and precise. Along the shore a burden of dead reeds. Are you okay? he said. The boy nodded. Then they set out along the blacktop of the gunmetal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other’s world entire.

– Cormac McCarthy, The Road (p. 6)

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