Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 288 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.39 in
Published: June 4, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1781162646
ISBN - 13: 9781781162644
About the Book
A stunning new novel from one of the bestselling authors of all time. Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, "Joyland" tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder.
From the Publisher
A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF
The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland
tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones
comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious
murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change
his life forever.
"I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo
made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one
of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a
kid, and for that reason, we're going to hold off on e-publishing
this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in
paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the
actual book." - Stephen King
About the Author
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of
Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first
professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories.
In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes
at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine.
Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to
produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973,
Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for
publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write
full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one
of the world''s most successful writers.
Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha
King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities
including many libraries and have been honored locally for their
"King saved the big scares for Dr. Sleep, but Joyland is ultimately superior." - Complex’s Best Books of 2013 "Set in a dying amusement park in the south, Joyland features a ghost and a serial killer, but the real heart of the novel is a coming of age story, one that took me vividly back to my own youth, working the rides at Uncle Milty''s in Bayonne." - George R.R Martin " Joyland is full of nostalgia and some really sweet moments that had me tearing up. It''s easy to forget that anything else is going on, you''re so wrapped up in the lives of these characters. 4.5 out of 5 Stars (read it, read it now)" - Only The Best SciFi "This one’s a must for King fans and may also attract YA readers." – Library Journal "...period murder mystery with a heart...King brings his usual finesse to this tale’s mystery elements" – Publishers Weekly "...the book...features some of King''s most graceful writing...ruminative, amused, digressive, marvelously unaffected, and finally, devastatingly sad." – Entertainment Weekly "An amusement park and murder figure into a coming-of-age tale in this miniature thriller with a hint of the supernatural." – Los Angeles Times “Undeniable…charm [and] aching nostalgia…[JOYLAND] reads like a heartfelt memoir and might be King’s gentlest book, a canny channeling of the inner peace one can find within outer tumult.” – Booklist "Wrapped in a gl