Just After Sunset: Stories (Mass Market Paperbound)

Stories

By Stephen King

Pocket Books, 9781416586654, 539pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2009

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Description

The classic short story collection from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

"The mind gets up to funny tricks, doesn't it? Shadows grow faces."

A book salesman with a grievance picks up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well...An exercise routine on a stationary bicycle takes its rider on a captivating--and then terrifying--journey...A blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand...A psychiatric patient's irrational thinking might create an apocalyptic threat in the Maine countryside or keep the world from falling victim to it.

Stories include:
-Willa
-The Gingerbread Girl
-Harvey's Dream
-Rest Stop
-Stationary Bike
-The Things They Left Behind
-Graduation Afternoon
-N.
-The Cat from Hell
-The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates
-Mute
-Ayana
-A Very Tight Place

These are just some of the tales to be found in the #1 bestselling collection Just After Sunset. Call it dusk or call it twilight, it's a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and the living daylights can be scared right out of you. It's the perfect time for master storyteller Stephen King.


Praise For Just After Sunset: Stories

"Wonderfully wicked."
-- Carol Memmott, USA Today

"King is as sharp and versatile as ever."
-- Erica Noonan, Boston Globe

"Quietly dazzling."
-- Ted Anthony, Associated Press

"King continues to be dedicated to giving his readers a luxuriant experience, the basic pleasure of getting lost in a book."
-- Charles Taylor, New York Times Book Review

"King lets the reader put the book down at night after one story, knowing another horrific treat awaits the next day."
-- Amanda St. Amand, St. Louis Post Dispatch

"King is as sharp and disgusting as ever... Haunting."
-- People magazine

"King reminds us again of his power to unhinge with a single line or image. A master of the storytelling craft, he gets his ghastly fingernails right beneath the skin."
-- John Marks, Salon.com

"In these 13 newly collected stories, we see a master craftsman at the top of his game and clearly enjoying himself.... Each story is a treat not just for King fans but for any fan of good fiction."
-- Salem Macknee, Charlotte Observer

"A master storyteller... Haunting."
-- Karen Sandstrom, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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