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Simon and Schuster, Nov 9, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Four unforgettable novellas from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

"Does anybody really know anybody? Before tonight she certainly would have thouhgt so."

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King remains the master of the long story form in this unforgettable collection of four novellas that explore the dark side of human nature.

In "1922," a violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

A mystery writer is brutally assaulted in "Big Driver" by a stranger along a Massachusetts back road and plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

In "Fair Extension," making a deal with the devil not only saves a man from terminal illness but also provdes rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

Finally, the trust forged by more than twenty years of matrimony is irrevocably shattered when a woman makes a chance discovery leading to the horrifying implications of just who her husband really is in "A Good Marriage."

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Chilling, but another set of well told stories by a master author and story teller. Very engaging even when you don't want to see what is behind the next corner. Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

Pretty good read! Four stories, all with familiar feeling stories. One with a "Tell Tale Heart" vibe, only with rats instead of a beating heart. One with a victim getting her revenge. Another with a ... Read full review

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy—Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Finders Keepers, and End of Watch; the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams; Revival; Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures. He 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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