Synopses & Reviews
Originally written under the Richard Bachman pseudonym, Roadwork is now available completely repackaged and under all-time bestselling author Stephen King's name. In this gritty narrative, a lone man takes on the wheels of progress in a showdown of cataclysmic proportions. When a highway project puts him out of work and threatens to destroy his home, he has more than enough time on his hands to plot his revenge. Driving his wife and friends away with his obstinate refusal to give in, he pushes the powers-that-be to the limit, taking a stand against what he sees as a criminal act in progress. Building to a shattering climax, Roadwork is a suspenseful tale you won't soon forget!
“Under any name King mesmerizes the reader.”—Chicago Sun-Times
#1 bestselling master of suspense...
King's other half can be even creepier.
They're tearing down Bart Dawes's home, leveling his memories, and destroying his past, all for a new highway extension. Funny what that kind of progress can do to a man. Scary, too.
What happens when one good-and-angry man fights back is murderand then some
Bart Dawes is standing in the way of progress. A new highway extension is being built right over the laundry plant where he worksand right over his home. The house he has lived in for twenty years
where he has made love with his wife
played with his son
. But before the city paves over that part of Dawes life, hes got one more party to throwand itll be a blast
With an Introduction by the Author, The Importance of Being Bachman”
About the Author
Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.