Hearts In Atlantis.

By: King, Stephen

Price: £15.00

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Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Preceded the US edition by a few weeks. Collects five long (connected) stories.

''Hearts in Atlantis, King's newest fiction, is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War. In Part One, ''Low Men in Yellow Coats'', eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood. He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror. In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest...and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast. In ''Blind Willie'' and ''Why We're in Vietnam'', two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow and as haunted as their own lives. And in ''Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling'', this book's denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him.''.

Title: Hearts In Atlantis.

Author Name: King, Stephen

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1999.

ISBN Number: 0340738901

ISBN Number 13: 9780340738900

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 00904