Baltimore: Cemetery Dance Publications, 2017.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Richard Chizmar ONLY in ink to bookplate at front free endpaper. BOOKPLATE IS FOR A LATER BOOK IN THE SERIES (Gwendy's Magic Feather). Stated First Edition. 8 3/4" X 5 3/4". 171pp. Mild creasing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Light soiling to bottom edge of inside of jacket. Bound in green paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine
Stephen King teams up with long-time friend and award-winning author Richard Chizmar for the first time in this original, chilling novella that revisits the mysterious town of Castle Rock.
There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong—if time-rusted—iron bolts and zig-zag up the precarious cliffside.
Then one day when Gwendy gets to the top of Castle View, after catching her breath and hearing the shouts of kids on the playground below, a stranger calls to her. There on a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small, neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told—until now.(Publisher). Very good / Good +. Item #12042