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No more than a dark pencil line on a blank page. A horizon line, maybe. But also a slot for blackness to pour through...

A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a "geographic cure," a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else.

"Edgar, does anything make you happy?"

"I used to sketch."

"Take it up again. You need hedges...hedges against the night."

Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him, and Edgar draws. A visit from Ilse, the daughter he dotes on, starts his movement out of solitude. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating. The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural — Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.

Synopsis:

Renting a house on an eerily undeveloped stretch of the Florida coast after suffering a crippling accident and ending his marriage, construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle obsessively creates works of art that lead him to discover unsettling elements from his landlady's enigmatic family history. Reprint.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416587910
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
King, Stephen
Author:
King Stephen
Subject:
Fiction : Occult
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Girls & Women
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Florida keys (fla.)
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Accident victims
Subject:
Occult & Supernatural
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Audio Books-Horror
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Spanish-Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Large Print-Literature
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Vietnamese
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081021
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
769

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Product details 769 pages Pocket Books - English 9781416587910 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Renting a house on an eerily undeveloped stretch of the Florida coast after suffering a crippling accident and ending his marriage, construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle obsessively creates works of art that lead him to discover unsettling elements from his landlady's enigmatic family history. Reprint.
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