The Passage by Justin Cronin
A Novel

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This is the kind of book that is far out there, yet eerily realistic and plausible at the same time. This is the kind of book where if you are not reading it, you are thinking about it and dying to get back to it...
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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND LIBRARY JOURNAL—AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The 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 eBook.
 

About Justin Cronin

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Born and raised in New England, Justin Cronin is a graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Awards for his fiction include the Stephen Crane Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is a professor of English at Rice University and lives with his wife and children in Houston, Texas.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published June 3, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 897 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Parenting & Relationships, War. Fiction
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Reviewed by Suey on May 19 2010

This is the kind of book that is far out there, yet eerily realistic and plausible at the same time. This is the kind of book where if you are not reading it, you are thinking about it and dying to get back to it...

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