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Stephen King has written some forty books and novellas, including CARRIE, THE STAND and RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 'from the collection DIFFERENT SEASONS', BAG OF BONES, ON WRITING and CELL. He wrote several novels under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman, including BLAZE 'June 2007'. He won America's prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King and they divide their time between Maine and Florida, USA.

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Horribly injured in a construction-site accident and so edgy that his wife demands a divorce, self-made millionaire Edgar Freemantle heads for Florida's Duma Key and starts to paint. But his artwork seems to take on a life of its own. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

'Fresh and frightening and highly recommended' -- Observer 'King has become such a sophisticated writer that this novel is never less than page-turning ... A first-class beach-read' -- Independent on Sunday 'Another masterpiece' -- The Sun 'The true narrative artist is a rare creature. Storytelling - the ability to make the listener or the reader need to know, demand to know, what happens next - is a gift...Stephen King, like Charles Dickens before him, has this gift in spades.' -- The Times on CELL

In bestseller King's well-crafted tale of possession and redemption, Edgar Freemantle, a successful Minnesota contractor, barely survives after the Dodge Ram he's driving collides with a 12-story crane on a job site. While Freemantle suffers the loss of an arm and a fractured skull, among other serious injuries, he makes impressive gains in rehabilitation. Personality changes that include uncontrollable rages, however, hasten the end of his 20-year-plus marriage. On his psychiatrist's advice, Freemantle decides to start anew on a remote island in the Florida Keys. To his astonishment, he becomes consumed with making art-first pencil sketches, then paintings-that soon earns him a devoted following. Freemantle's artwork has the power both to destroy life and to cure ailments, but soon the Lovecraftian menace that haunts Duma Key begins to assert itself and torment those dear to him. The transition from the initial psychological suspense to the supernatural may disappoint some, but even those few who haven't read King (Lisey's Story) should appreciate his ability to create fully realized characters and conjure horrors that are purely manmade. (Jan. 22) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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