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Hearts In Atlantis 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 "Low Men in Yellow Coats," eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood and 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 We're 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 haunted as their own lives.
And in "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling," Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, and his heart's desire may await him.
Full of danger, suspense, and full of heart, Hearts In Atlantis takes some listeners to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.
"* 'Accomplished...unputdownable...his mesmerising best' - Robert McCrum, OBSERVER on BAG OF BONES * 'An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading' - GUARDIAN * 'Splendid entertainment...Stephen King is one of those natural storytellers' - Frances Fyfield, EXPRESS * 'As a storyteller King is unbeatable' - MIRROR * 'Will make perfect holiday reading' - DAILY MAIL * 'Gripping...no King fan will walk away unsatisfied' - THE TIMES * 'Fans of King will find themselves on pleasingly familiar ground here; newcomers (if there are still any left) will find BAG OF" --sk
From the Back Cover
Although it is difficult to believe, the Sixties are not fictional: they actually happened.
No matter the format, Stephen King's work is spellbinding because the author himself is spellbound. The first hugely popular writer of the TV generation, King published his first novel, Carrie, in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam. Images from that war -- and protests against it -- had flooded America's living rooms for nearly ten years. In HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, King mesmerizes readers with fiction deeply rooted in the Sixties, and explores -- through four defining decades -- the haunting legacy of the Vietnam War.
As the characters in HEARTS IN ATLANTIS are tested in every way, King probes and unlocks the secrets of his generation for us all. Full of danger, full of suspense, and most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to leave completely.
About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Features & details
|Item Weight||11.4 ounces|
|Mass Market Paperback||688 pages|
|Product Dimensions||4.19 x 1.52 x 6.75 inches|
|Customer Reviews||4.6 out of 5 stars 763Reviews|
|Publisher||Pocket Books; Reprint Edition (August 1, 2000)|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#873,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#9,489 in War Fiction (Books)
#14,496 in Short Stories (Books)
#31,826 in Horror Literature & Fiction