A Face in the Crowd

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Hodder & Stoughton, Aug 21, 2012 - Fiction - 80 pages
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The writing team that delivered the bestselling Faithful takes the readers to the ballpark again, and to a world beyond.

Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. His adopted Florida baseball team, the Rays, are going strong.

Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone he knows from decades past, someone who shouldn't be at the ballgame, shouldn't even be on the planet.

And so begins a parade of people from Evers's past, people he has wronged, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate.

Until one day, he sees someone even closer to home . . .

A FACE IN THE CROWD is a beautifully written story about grief, loneliness and revenge.

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User Review  - feeroberts64 - LibraryThing

A Face in the Crowd was written by Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan. Dean Evers is a widower who sits alone and watches baseball, then notices familiar faces in the crowd. Faces of people who should be dead. A great collaboration that was quick and fun to read. What can I say? It's Stephen King! Read full review

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User Review  - cecca - LibraryThing

Maybe it's because I don't understand baseball (I'm Italian after all) but this book doesn't impress me much. The story itself is a nice one, but all this baseball stuff... no, better read something else from King Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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