Stephen King’s 1987 psychological thriller is set to be reissued as limited editions with help from artist Rick Berry.
Inspired by moments in his own life where fans have been unhappy with his work- King wrote his protagonist, Paul Sheldon, as a writer famous for Victorian-era romance novels. After a nasty car crash the author is rescued by crazed fan Annie Wilkes, who takes him to her house and forces him to write a new book in order to modify the story to her own tastes.
The reissue of the novel will be music to King’s fans’ ears, giving them an opportunity to own something truly special.
Suntup Editions has announced the re-issue of the famous Stephen King novel with three exclusive editions.
- The “Artist Gift Edition,” will be going for $110 and includes a dust jacket with art and signature from Rick Berry.
- The “Numbered Edition” within a custom clamshell box, comes signed by both Berry and Stephen King, and will be $525. The numbered edition is limited to 200 copies, with the first 185 numbered in black and the remaining 15 are numbered in red, meant for private distribution.
- Finally, the “Lettered Edition” will be a hefty $3,950, with only 26 of the most serious Stephen King fans will be able to purchase it. This deluxe edition is signed by both Rick Berry and Stephen King, and is hand-bound in full leather, featuring a title embossed with six keys from a Royal typewriter. It is set in a custom walnut wood box.
Pre-orders begin February 12, with publication scheduled for August 8.
Go to Suntup’s website for more information.
Recently King has offered one of his short stories for free online. The story is Laurie and follows a man and his journey through the late stages of grief and a beautiful gift his sister gives him to help him through his pain. In typical King style it is richly written, with a story that sucks you straight in (no spoilers).
Follow the link below to read the free short story for yourself.
Shining brightly; radiant. / (of a person or their expression) emanating joy or goodness.
Mid 18th century (earlier ( mid 17th century) as effulgence): from Latin effulgent- ‘shining brightly’, from the verb effulgere, from ex- ‘out’ + fulgere ‘to shine’.
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One inmate, named Myeisha Garcia, who a part of the programme finished her recording by saying “We’ve come a long way, and I love you,” to her two daughters who currently live with their grandmother. She was sentenced to 10 years after she was charged for manslaughter after killing her boyfriend in a domestic violence fight which she claims was self defence.
Yeah, I KNOW.
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