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The ferryman : a novel

Cronin, Justin (author.).

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage comes a riveting 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 realized-and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth"--

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  • ISBN: 052561947X
  • ISBN: 9780525619475
  • Physical Description: 538 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ballantine Books, [2023]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0
Subject: Ferries Fiction
Social classes Fiction
Islands Fiction
Thriller fiction
Suspense fiction
Dystopian fiction
Genre: Science fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Dystopian fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library CRONIN, JUSTIN (Text) 34455007020924 New Adult Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Coolidge Branch f (Text) 33062009836553 New Adult Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009716151 Adult Fiction Available -
Easton Main Library CRONIN (Text) 31901004707347 Mystery & Suspense Available -

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