Dimensions: 762 pages, 8.4 × 5.9 × 1.5 in
Published: October 9, 2013
Publisher: Thorndike Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1410462447
ISBN - 13: 9781410462442
From the Publisher
A New York Times Bestselling Author Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever in this instantly riveting story of the now middle-aged Dan Torrance, the boy protagonist from The Shining, and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted fans of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
About the Author
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year.