Justin Cronin and Blake Crouch
May 3 @ 7 PM
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL
Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person conversation and signing line with Justin Cronin and Blake Crouch on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 7pm in our Naperville store! All tickets include a copy of Justin's newest book The Ferryman. Blake's books, including his newest, Upgrade, will also be available. After their talk, Justin and Blake will take audience questions, have a signing line and take photos with attendees, if they wish.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
About the Authors
Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, The City of Mirrors, Mary and O'Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. His other honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers' Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Blake Crouch is a bestselling writer of over a dozen novels, and a screenwriter. His catalogue includes Upgrade, Recursion, Dark Matter, and the Wayward Pines trilogy which was adapted into a television series for FOX. Crouch also co-created the TNT show Good Behavior, based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. For the last year he has been living in Chicago filming Dark Matter the series for Apple+, which he is the Creator, and Showrunner.
More about The Ferryman
“Next to impossible to put down . . . exciting, mysterious, and totally satisfying.”—STEPHEN KING
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage comes a riveting standalone novel about a group of survivors on a hidden island utopia—where the truth isn't what it seems.
Founded by the mysterious genius known as the Designer, the archipelago of Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera’s lucky citizens enjoy long, fulfilling lives until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. Then they retire themselves, embarking on a 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, of the Department of Social Contracts, has a satisfying career as a ferryman, gently shepherding people 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 in Prospera. For another, his monitor percentage has begun to drop alarmingly fast. 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 Proctor finds himself questioning everything he once believed, entangled with a much bigger cause than he realized—and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth.