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Hearts in Atlantis

by Stephen King

Hearts in Atlantis Synopsis

'Although it's difficult to believe, the sixties are not fictional; they actually happened' (Author's Afterword) Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last US 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 America's living rooms for a decade. Hearts in Atlantis is composed of five linked stories set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War. Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Hearts in Atlantis will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.

Hearts in Atlantis Press Reviews

Astonishingly good * Independent * An incredibly gifted writer * Guardian * A writer of excellence . . . King is one of the most fertile story-tellers of the modern novel . . . brilliantly done * Marcel Berlins The Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444707885
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 688 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Horror & ghost stories,

About Stephen King

Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.

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