October 24, 2006
October 24, 2006
Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and bools. Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went -- a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited. Perhaps King's most personal and powerful story ever, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.
This novel by bestselling author Stephen King explores the relationship between the writer and his work, through the voice of the widow Lisey Landon. Lisey's late husband, Scott, was an award-winning novelist, and when he died, hordes of authors and critics jumped to get their hands on his unpublished notes and documents. Their attitudes towards Lisey quickly turn from mild to threatening, and as she struggles to keep her husband's life and work from the grasp of these jackals, Lisey escapes into the fantastical world that her husband used to go to for inspiration--a world peopled with strange, wonderful, and sometimes dangerous creatures.
- Online Item #: 12174144
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-1813
- ISBN: 9780743556002
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported