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The acclaimed #1 New York Times and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King delivers five unforgettable short works, two of which will soon be adapted for film, and which Booklist called "raw looks at the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception." Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, Full Dark, No Stars proves Stephen King a master of the long story form. "I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger¿" writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922," the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness. In "Big Driver," soon to be a major Lifetime movie starring Maria Bello, a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger is along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face to face with another stranger: the one inside herself. "Fair Extension," the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Harry Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment. In the last of the tales, soon to be a major motion picture, Darcy Anderson¿s husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips and his unsuspecting wife looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It¿s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends "A Good Marriage."
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Full title full dark no stars
Author king stephen
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auth_author2 Hecht, Jessica, 1965-, Wasson, Craig.
author King, Stephen, 1947-
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display_description Includes the story “1922”—soon to be a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker.

Four unforgettable novellas that explore the dark side of human nature from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King.
"Does anybody really know anybody? Before tonight she certainly would have thought so."

In "1922," a violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

A mystery writer is brutally assaulted in "Big Driver" by a stranger along a Massachusetts back road and plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

In "Fair Extension," making a deal with the devil not only saves a man from terminal illness but also provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

Finally, the trust forged by more than twenty years of matrimony is irrevocably shattered when a woman makes a chance discovery leading to the horrifying implications of just who her husband really is in "A Good Marriage."
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Devil -- Fiction, Horror tales, American, Husband and wife -- Fiction, Mentally ill -- Fiction, Rape victims -- Fiction, Retribution -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, Short stories, American, Terminally ill -- Fiction
title_display Full dark, no stars
title_full Full Dark, No Stars, Full dark, no stars / Stephen King, Full dark, no stars [sound recording] / Stephen King
title_short Full dark, no stars
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