Hearts In Atlantis: New Fiction
by Stephen King
Book condition: Near Fine
1st edition. Book is in Near Fine condition with no writing or tears. Crisp tight pages look unread. Dustjacket is also Near Fine and is not price clipped.
Hearts in Atlantis is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War.
In Part One, Low Men in Yellow Coats, eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood. He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror.
In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest...and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast.
In Blind Willie and Why We're in Vietnam two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow and as haunted as their own lives.
And in Heavenly Shades of Night Are Fallings denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his hearts desire may await him.
6 1/2" x 9 1/2 x 1.75". Weight: 2 lb.
This is a collection of five novellas--"Low Men in Yellow Coats," "Hearts in Atlantis," "Blind Willie," "Why We're in Vietnam," and "Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling"--by best-selling author King.
Place: New York, NY
Date published: 1999