Dimensions: 592 pages, 9.52 × 6.37 × 1.5 in
Published: October 16, 2012
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385669534
ISBN - 13: 9780385669535
From the Publisher
A literary thriller revealed in multiple time frames, The
Twelve is a suspenseful tale of the human capacity for
sacrifice and the transformative power of renewal. In the
present day: As three strangers attempt to navigate the chaos
cast upon civilization by a U.S. government experiment gone wrong,
their destinies intertwine. More than a hundred years in the
future: Amy, Peter, Alicia and the others introduced in
The Passage pinpoint the weaknesses of the twelve original
vampires . . . even as they confront a betrayal by one of their
About the Author
JUSTIN CRONIN is the New York Times bestselling author of
The Passage, Mary and O''Neil (which won the
PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize) and The Summer
Guest. Other honours for his writing include 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.
Amazon.com - Best 100 Books of 2012
Amazon.ca - Best 100 Books of 2012
"Cronin is the thinking man's horror writer. Think of an
amalgamation of Stephen King (horror writing) Dean Koontz
(character genius) Tom Clancy (military language, etc.) and Anne
Rice (vampire creepers) with a flare all his splendorific own-and
you might be able to pinpoint Cronin's gift."
Praise for The Passage
"[A] magnificent beast of a new novel."
"A blockbuster . . . astutely plotted and imaginative."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Cronin''s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize
your heart and mind."
"Great storytelling . . . vital, tender and compelling."
-O, The Oprah Magazine
"Addictive, terrifying and deeply satisfying. Not only is this one
of the year''s best thrillers; it''s one of the best of the past
decade--maybe one of the best ever."