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The bazaar of bad dreams, Stephen King

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The bazaar of bad dreams
Title
The bazaar of bad dreams
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
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Language
eng
Summary
"A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. "Afterlife" is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers--the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in "Obits; " the old judge in "The Dune" who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In "Morality, " King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil's pact they can win. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader--"I made them especially for you, " says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth"" --
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Awards note
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award (Mystery Writers of America) for Best Short Story, 2016 (Obits by Stephen King - Bazaar of Bad Dreams Collection).
  • Hugo Awards (science fiction) - Best Novelette Finalist, 2016 (Obits by Stephen King - Bazaar of Bad Dreams Collection).
Cataloging source
AUCPL
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
short stories
Target audience
adult
The bazaar of bad dreams, Stephen King
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The bazaar of bad dreams, Stephen King
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mile 81 -- Premium harmony -- Batman and Robin have an altercation -- The dune -- Bad little kid -- A death -- The bone church -- Morality -- Afterlife -- Ur -- Herman Wouk is still alive -- Under the weather -- Blockade Billy -- Mister yummy -- Tommy -- The little green god of agony -- That bus is another world -- Obits -- Drunken fireworks -- Summer thunder
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
483 pages
Form of item
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Isbn
9781473698895
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3752921
  • (OCoLC)920362470

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