The Passenger: Cormac McCarthy (pre-order)

£20.00

Release date: October 25th 2022

Deep into his 80s, renowned grumpazoid and one of the most significant novelists of the last 100 years is bringing out two linked novels in the space of a month. We will be reading them. This is the first one, by the way.

To collect your copy from the shop on release day, select ‘in-store pick-up’ at the checkout.

 

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1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His divelight illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating, eyes devoid of speculation. Missing from the crash site are the pilots flightbag, the planes 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 bar rooms 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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