The author of two early, well-received, award-winning (PEN/Hemingway, Stephen Crane Prize) novels, Justin Cronin vaulted into the realm of both critical and popular acclaim two years ago when his vampire novel, The Passage, made its auspicious way into the world. Tonight, he is here with the much-anticipated second volume of the projected Passage Trilogy, The Twelve (Ballantine). The narrative—and action—mostly shifts back in time from The Passage's setting—to Year Zero—before scoping a century ahead. Three primary characters, survivors, make their way through a shattered, post-apocalyptic time and place. Of The Passage, Time wrote, "Magnificent ... Cronin has take 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."
Event date: 
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345504982
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - October 16th, 2012