The Passage (Paperback)

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Justin Cronin is the author of The Passage, Mary and O’Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), andThe Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers’ Award. A professor of English at Rice University, he lives with his family in Houston, Texas.

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND LIBRARY JOURNAL—AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage

An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.

“Enthralling . . . You will find yourself captivated.”—Stephen King

“Magnificently unnerving . . . The Stand meets The Road.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Great entertainment . . . [a] big, engrossing read.”—The Dallas Morning News

“Mythic storytelling.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The story of Amy continues in The Twelve, coming soon. Look for a special preview in the back of the book.


ISBN 9780345528179
Genre FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
Format Paperback
Pages 894
Publisher Date 2012-07-31 00:00:00.0
Publisher Ballantine Books
Copyright Year 2012
Height 7.25 in
Wdth 4.25 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 0.95 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Cronin, Justin
Country of Origin United States

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