The Passenger

Cormac McCarthy

25 October 2022
9780330457422
400 pages

Synopsis

THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER

‘[McCarthy] writes prose as clean as a bullet cutting through the air and constructs tales as compelling as any you will read’ – Telegraph


A SUNKEN JET. NINE PASSENGERS. A MISSING BODY.

The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with God.

An appealing piece of work . . . gripping, with plenty of reflection and evocation
The Passenger is like a submerged ship itself; a gorgeous ruin in the shape of a hardboiled noir thriller . . . What a glorious sunset song . . . It’s rich and it’s strange, mercurial and melancholic
A moving and characteristically disconcerting addition to the oeuvre of one of America’s greatest writers