The Crossing: A Novel

By Jason Mott
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10.18 Hours 05/15/2018 unabridged
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From the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Returned comes a high-concept dystopian novel that imagines a world at war and two siblings who are forced on the run, challenged to do whatever it takes to protect themselves and each other. Stay and die or run and survive. Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on for the cure. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: stay and accept their fate of almost certain death or run. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night. Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive, the twins set forth in search of a new beginning. Encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way, Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of this changed world as they try to outrun the demons of their past. With deft imagination and breathless prose, The Crossing is a riveting tale of loyalty, sacrifice, and the burdens we carry with us into the darkness of the unknown.

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Summary

Summary

From the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Returned comes a high-concept dystopian novel that imagines a world at war and two siblings who are forced on the run, challenged to do whatever it takes to protect themselves and each other.

Stay and die or run and survive.

Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on for the cure. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: stay and accept their fate of almost certain death or run. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night.

Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive, the twins set forth in search of a new beginning. Encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way, Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of this changed world as they try to outrun the demons of their past.

With deft imagination and breathless prose, The Crossing is a riveting tale of loyalty, sacrifice, and the burdens we carry with us into the darkness of the unknown.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A character-centered dystopian tale with a strong coming-of-age theme set in an atmospheric and unsettling world not too dissimilar from our own.” Booklist
“An extraordinary and beautifully realized novel. My spine is still shivering. Wow.” Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on The Returned
“A deft meditation on loss.” Aimee Bender, New York Times bestselling author, on The Returned
“Beautifully written and emotionally astute…a breathtaking novel that navigates emotional minefields with realism and grace.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Returned

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Author

Author Bio: Jason Mott

Jason Mott lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in fiction and an MFA in poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His work has appeared in various literary journals. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their ten “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch. He is the author of two poetry collections: “… Hide behind Me …” and We Call This Thing between Us Love. The Returned, his first novel, was optioned by Brad Pitt’s production company and aired in 2014 on the ABC network under the title Resurrection.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English