The Passenger The Passenger
Book 1 - Passenger

The Passenger

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Publisher Description

The best-selling, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Road returns with the first of a two-volume masterpiece: The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with God.

Look for Stella Maris, the second volume in The Passenger series, on sale December 6th, 2022

1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wet suit and plunges from the Coast Guard tender into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating, eyes devoid of speculation. Missing from the crash site are the pilot’s flight bag, the plane’s black box, and the tenth passenger. But how? A collateral witness to machinations that can only bring him harm, Western is shadowed in body and spirit—by men with badges; by the ghost of his father, inventor of the bomb that melted glass and flesh in Hiroshima; and by his sister, the love and ruin of his soul.
 
Traversing the American South, from the garrulous barrooms of New Orleans to an abandoned oil rig off the Florida coast, The Passenger is a breathtaking novel of morality and science, the legacy of sin, and the madness that is human consciousness.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
October 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

TheGreatMangini ,

Strangely Unsatisfying

Beautiful prose, like a poem. Interesting facts and plots that never materialize. Missing pieces throughout. Left me tired.

jtp987321 ,

Tough to follow

One of my favorite writers in the world, but this book was a hard one to read. In the end I guess it’s more of a character study than an actual story- but even the character of the protagonist was hard to decipher beyond his inability to accept the death of a loved one.

Grandfather50 ,

I’m going to miss Cormac

An incredible book by a great American author

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