On the heels of the stunning success of Under the Dome, Hodder-s bestselling Stephen King title this decade, comes a collection of four brand new, darkly riveting and intimate stories. -I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...- writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up - the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness. In -Big Driver- a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger is along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face to face with another stranger: the one inside herself.-Fair Extension- the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Harry Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It-s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends -A Good Marriage-Like DIFFERENT SEASONS and FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, FULL DARK, NO STARS proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.
About the Author Stephen King is the highly acclaimed author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are: Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, Cell, and Lisey-s Story. His acclaimed non-fiction book, On Writing, is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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