Hearts in Atlantis - Stephen King


First Edition


Although it is difficult to believe, the sixties are not fictional; they actually happened.”

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 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 neighbourhood.

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 is sometimes 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 that sometimes seems as hollow – and as haunted – as their own lives.

And in Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling’, this remarkable book’s denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart’s desire may await him.

Full of danger, full of suspense, 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 completely leave.

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Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

In a very good condition. All pages are clean and intact. There are a few light marks/dents on the dust jacket but no rips or tears. See photos for more details.

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Weight 880 g
Dimensions 24.2 × 16 × 4.5 cm

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Stephen King