From the Publisher
First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S.
government facility unleashes the product of a chilling military
experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos gives way to
sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, turned to hell. All
that remains is the long fight ahead for the stunned survivors
faced with a future ruled by fear--of darkness, of death, of a fate
As civilization crumbles, two people flee in search of sanctuary.
FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he''s done in
the line of duty. Six-year-old oprhan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a
refugee from the doomed scientific project, and Brad is determined
to protect her. But, for young Amy, escaping is only the beginning
of a much longer odyssey--spanning miles and decades--toward the
time and place where she must finish what should never have begun
in the first place.
About the Author
Born and raised in New England, JUSTIN CRONIN is the author of
The Summer Guest - a Booksense national bestseller
- and Mary and O''Neil, which won the
PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize, both for best
debut fiction of the year. Other honours for his writing include a
Whiting Writer''s Award, fellowships from the National Endowment
for the Arts and the Pew Foundation, the National Novella Award,
and an Individual Artist''s Fellowship from the Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts. His short fiction, book reviews and essays
have appeared in the Washington Post and the Boston
Globe. He is a Professor of English at Rice University and
lives with his family in Houston, Texas.
From the Hardcover edition.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: May 17, 2011
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385671091
ISBN - 13: 9780385671095