The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 8, 2010 - Fiction - 640 pages
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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.
 

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I think Justin Cronin's writing is superb. - LibraryThing
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Full 4 star-story. Just no 5 stars (like The Passage got from me), since it doesn't wholly match its predecessor. It's simply less epic, less horror, ... Nevertheless, the storyline as it unfolded had ... Read full review

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If there was a rating called it was amazing, but a little less exciting than the prequel, this would be it. I enjoyed The Twelve immensely, though it was way too short, comparing to the first part ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 28
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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About the author (2010)

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.


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