Date: Wed. October 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
Join us as Justin Cronin discusses and signs copies of his new book titled The Twelve.
The epic story of The Passage continues! At the end of The Passage, the great viral plague had left a small group of survivors clinging to life amidst a world transformed into a nightmare. In the second volume of this epic trilogy, this same group of survivors, led by the mysterious, charismatic Amy, go on the attack, leading an insurrection against the virals: the first offensives of the Second Viral War.
To do this, they must infiltrate a dozen hives, each presided over by one of the original Twelve. Their secret weapon: Alicia, transformed at the end of book one into a half human, half viral—but whose side, in the end, is she really on? A heart-stopping thriller rendered with masterful literary skill, The Twelve is a grand and gripping tale of sacrifice and survival.
Justin Cronin is the author of The Twelve, The Passage, Mary and O’Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers’ Award. Cronin is a professor of English at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Seating is limited and available first come, first served. Reservations are not required. Books are available for purchase at this event and Mr. Cronin will autograph books at the conclusion of the program.
Photo credit: Julie Soefer