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Simon and Schuster, Nov 9, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Includes the story “1922”—now a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker.

Four unforgettable novellas that explore the dark side of human nature from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King.

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

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 provides 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  - mstrust - LibraryThing

Four extra long short stories. "1922" is the story of a long-married Nebraska farmer who learns that his combative wife has taken steps to leave him in financial ruin. To keep his farm, he enlists ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jadedog13 - LibraryThing

I found this to be a difficult read. I love Stephen King, but this one was a little too realistic for me. Except for the first story, I could easily imagine these happening in real life. I guess I prefer my horror a little more fictional. :) Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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), End of Watch, the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad DreamsFinders KeepersMr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and now an AT&T Audience Network original television series), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—a recent Hulu original television series event—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 as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers. 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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