In the Tall Grass

Hachette UK
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This is a terrifying new short story from authors Stephen King and Joe Hill, brought to you as an eBook original by sister publishers Orion and Hodder & Stoughton.

As USA TODAY said of Stephen King's MILE 81: 'Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?' IN THE TALL GRASS begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are growing more and more desperate.

What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

This eBook original also contains exclusive extracts from the eagerly anticipated novels NOS4R2 by Joe Hill, and DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King.

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About the author

Stephen King, author of the seminal novels IT, THE SHINING and THE STAND and one of the world's bestselling novelists, lives with his wife (novelist Tabitha King) in Bangor, Maine. He has won the Hugo Award, Locus Awards, the Mystery Writers of America Awards, World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, amongst many others. His work has also, famously, been adapted for both film and television.

Joe Hill is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of the A. E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize, William Crawford, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. His short fiction has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America and he is the author of HEART-SHAPED BOX and HORNS as well as of the cult graphic novel LOCKE & KEY.

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Publisher
Hachette UK
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Published on
Oct 9, 2012
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Pages
40
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ISBN
9780575110359
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
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