The Passage

The Passage


By (author) Justin Cronin

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  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Format: Paperback | 879 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 174mm x 40mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2011
  • ISBN 10: 0345525221
  • ISBN 13: 9780345525222
  • Sales rank: 3,707

Product description

It’s called Project NOAH: a secret government experiment designed to weaponize the human body. But the experiment goes horribly awry when twelve test subjects escape, spreading a virus that turns human beings into something else—something hungrier, deadlier, and seemingly indestructible. The thirteenth test subject, a six-year-old girl, is rescued by an FBI agent. Together they flee to the mountains of Oregon, cut off from civilization as the disastrous repercussions of Project NOAH are unleashed upon the world.

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Author information

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

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“Read this book and the ordinary world disappears.”—Stephen King “[A] blockbuster . . . astutely plotted and imaginative.”—The New York Times Book Review “Don’t wait to dive into The Passage. . . . Simmering in the background of this frightening thriller . . . is a heartfelt portrayal of the human capability to fight, endure and hope for a better world.”—USA Today   “Engrossing . . . By the third chapter, trash was piling up in our house because I was too scared to take out the garbage at night.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post   “Mythic storytelling.”—San Francisco Chronicle