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Hearts in Atlantis

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Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war — and the protests against it — had flooded America's living rooms for a decade. 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 remarkable book's denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him.

Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than thirty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Bag of Bones, Storm of the Century (a screenplay), The Green Mile, and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Table of Contents

Low men in yellow coats — Hearts in Atlantis — Blind Willie — Why we're in Vietnam — Heavenly shades of night are falling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684853512
Subtitle:
New Fiction
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
War
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.46x6.62x1.71 in. 2.00 lbs.

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