Author: Justin Cronin
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls "a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction."
A FOX TV series! Named one of the ten best novels of the year by Time magazine, and one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post‚ Esquire‚ U.S. News and World Report, NPR/On Point, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch‚ BookPage‚ Library Journal
It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born. 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.
"A blockbuster." — The New York Times Book Review
"Mythic storytelling." — San Francisco Chronicle
"Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy's The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt." — Time
Author Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, The City of Mirrors, Mary and O‚Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers‚ Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.