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Hearts In Atlantis by Stephen King

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 Americas living rooms for a decade.Hearts in Atlantis,Kings 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 Were 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 books denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his hearts desire may await him.Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full ofheart,Stephen Kings 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.

Author: Stephen King

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 525

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1999-09-14
Our Price: $3.85

ISBN: 0684853515

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