The Ferryman (Paperback)
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The Ferryman (Paperback)

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Published: 02/05/2024
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Waterstones Says

A mind-bending tale revolving around a small island community cut off from a rapidly deteriorating outside world, this powerful, thrilling novel from the author of The Passage blends myth, mystery and science fiction to mine the human condition and the nature of truth in impeccable prose.

Waterstones Science Fiction & Fantasy Book of the Month for May 2024

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage comes a riveting new saga in which a small portion of the human population survives on a hidden island nation-until one man begins to realize that the truth isn't what it seems.

Life on the island archipelago of Prospera is everything a person could hope for. Founded by the mythical genius known as the Designer, Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera's lucky citizens enjoy long, vigorous, and fulfilling lives- that is, until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. When that happens, they retire themselves, embarking on a short ferry ride to the island known as the Nursery, where their failing bodies are renewed, their memories are wiped clean, and they are readied to restart life afresh.

Proctor Bennett, Managing Director of the Department of Social Contracts, has a satisfying career as a ferryman, gently shepherding the elderly through the retirement process- and, when necessary, enforcing it. But all is not well with Proctor. For one thing, he's been dreaming- which is supposed to be impossible. For another, his monitor percentage has begun to drop alarmingly. And then comes the day he is summoned to retire his own father, who gives him a disturbing and cryptic message before being wrestled onto the ferry.

Meanwhile, something is stirring. The Support Staff, ordinary men and women who provide the labor to keep Prospera running, have begun to question their place in the social order. Unrest is building, and there are rumors spreading of a resistance group- known as "Arrivalists"- who may be fomenting revolution.

Soon enough, Proctor finds his fate entangled with a cause much bigger than he realized, and the world he inhabits is shattered. Before he knows it, he will find himself questioning everything he once believed, and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409182092
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Next to impossible to put down . . . exciting, mysterious, and totally satisfying. - STEPHEN KING

A mind-bending novel full of big ideas and a rollercoaster's worth of twists and turns - so powerful and thrilling! - ANDY WEIR

All of my sky-high expectations were smashed . . . A transcendent meditation on the human condition, delivered through gorgeous prose, characters who steal your heart, and riveting storytelling that is guaranteed to put the rest of your life on hold until you've turned the final page. Fiction doesn't get better than this. - BLAKE CROUCH

Lauren's 'Stranger than Fiction' Book Club

Lauren's 'Stranger than Fiction' Book Club

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Sunday 23rd June 12:00

Join our bookseller, Lauren, to discuss The Ferryman by Justin Cronin. The event is free to attend, and very relaxed. Coffee, tea and snacks available from the cafe.

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“Compelling and imaginative.”

The Ferryman brings us another compelling narrative from Justin Cronin - it is long but intriguing throughout and it has everything you would like from this kind of speculative fiction- great characters, a human... More

Hardback edition
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Mark Redman

“The Ferryman”

Proctor Bennett is a Ferryman on the archipelago of Prospero. Proctor takes people an island when they are about to reach the end of their life. Prospero slowly reveals its secrets. We come to understand that the... More

Hardback edition
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“You have gotta read this”

Title - The Ferryman
Author - Justin Cronin
Release Date - May 2nd 2023
Page Count - 545
Read/Listen Time - 18hrs
Rating - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ /4 stars

Reading as much as I do I am usually never surprised or caught off guard... More

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