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The Passenger - by Cormac McCarthy (Hardcover)

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The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning 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.



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"A rich story of an underachieving salvage diver in 1980 New Orleans... This thriller narrative is intertwined with the story of Western's sister, Alicia... He dazzles with his descriptions of a beautifully broken New Orleans... The book's many pleasures will leave readers aching for the final installment."
--Publishers Weekly



About the Author



The novels of the American writer Cormac McCarthy have received a number of literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His works adapted to film include All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and No Country for Old Men--the latter film receiving four Academy Awards, including the award for Best Picture.
Suggested Age: Adult
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Format: Hardcover
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2022
TCIN: 86066431
UPC: 9780307268990
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-8173
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 6.25 inches width x 9.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.25 pounds
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