The bazaar of bad dreams : stories
(Large Print)

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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
Format
Large Print
Edition
Large print edition.
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Port Angeles - Large Print FictionLP KING StepChecked OutOctober 1, 2022

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825 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781410483768, 1410483762

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Stephen King introduces each of these short stories with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. There are connections between stories -- themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. "Afterlife" is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Others address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers -- the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in "Obits;" the old judge in "The Dune" who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In "Morality," King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil's pact they can win. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."