Four Past Midnight

Four Past Midnight

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The Bram Stoker Prize-winner for Best Fiction Collection - four riveting, dark stories from Stephen King that will 'grab you and not let go' (Washington Post), now with a stunning new cover look.

At midnight comes the point of balance. Of danger. The instant of utter stillness when between two beats of the heart, an alternative reality can slip through, like a blade between the ribs, and switch you into a new and terrifying world.

Featuring an introduction and prefaratory notes to each story by the author, this collection contains four heart-stopping accounts of that moment when the familiar world fractures beyond sense, the fragments spinning away from the desperate, clutching reach of sanity . . .

One Past Midnight: 'The Langoliers' takes a red-eye flight from LA to Boston into a most unfriendly sky.

Two Past Midnight: 'Secret Window, Secret Garden' enters the suddenly strange life of writer, alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake.

Three Past Midnight: 'The Library Policeman' is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding . . .

Four Past Midnight: 'The Sun Dog' sees a menacing black dog appear in every Polaroid picture that fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan takes with his new camera, beckoning him to the supernatural.
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  • Paperback | 1008 pages
  • 132 x 212 x 48mm | 680g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London (Londyn), United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 1444723596
  • 9781444723595
  • 56,146

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An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading Guardian
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An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading * Guardian * A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel...brilliantly done * The Sunday Times * Splendid entertainment...Stephen King is one of those natural storytellers...getting hooked is easy * Frances Fyfield, Express *
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About Stephen King

STEPHEN KING is the author of more than seventy books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. He is an acclaimed master of the short narrative form. His novella collections include Full Dark, No Stars and Just After Sunset, described in the Sunday Telegraph as 'mysterious, gripping and satisfyingly scary'. Some of King's recent No. 1 bestsellers are Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute and The Outsider.

Many of his titles are the basis for major motion pictures, TV series and streamed events, including the classic film Stand By Me (adapted from The Body), Apt Pupil and The Shawshank Redemption, which is IMDb's top-rated movie of all time.

Stephen King was the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association LIfetime achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2007, he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife novelist Tabitha King.
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