Firestarter (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Stephen King

Berkley Books, 9780451167804, 416pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1981

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/31/2015)
Mass Market (5/3/2016)
Paperback (12/11/2018)
Prebound (5/3/2016)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2010)
Paperback (10/1/2011)
MP3 CD (4/1/2010)
Compact Disc (4/1/2010)
Mass Market Paperbound (8/3/1981)
Compact Disc (4/1/2010)
Prebound (8/1/1981)

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Innocence and beauty ignite with evil and terror...

First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.

Then, they are married and have a child. A daughter.

Early on the daughter shows signs of a wild and horrifying force growing within her. Desperately, her parents try to train her to keep that force in check, to "act normal."

Now the government wants its brainchild back--for its own insane ends.

About the Author

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit," and is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Praise For Firestarter

“In a special and startling way, King has created a small American gem of a story.”—Chicago Tribune

“You’ll be bewitched by King’s ingenious insights into human behavior, unique characterizations and novel dialogue.”—Columbus Dispatch

“Stephen King is superb.”—Time

“Terrifying and gripping.”—The Miami Herald