Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis

by StephenKing (Author)

Synopsis

'Although it is difficult to believe, the 60s are not fictional; they actually happened' (from the Author's Note). "Hearts in Atlantis" comprises of five brilliant, interconnected, sequential narratives, each deeply rooted in the 60s and haunted by the Vietnam War: In "Low Men in Yellow Coats", 11-year-old Bobby 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. 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. And in "Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling", Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
Edition: New
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Published: 20 Jul 2000

ISBN 10: 034073891X
ISBN 13: 9780340738917

Media Reviews
'Astonishingly good...honourable, deeply felt and almost wonderful' Independent 'One of the most impressive books of fiction published this year' Locus 'Page after page, a truly mature King does everything right and deserves some kind of literary rosette. His masterpiece.' -- KIRKUS REVIEWS 'Seductive...artful tales...the title story rivals his best work' Publishers Weekly 'A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile story-tellers of the modern novel...brilliantly done' Marcel Berlins, The Sunday Times 'Astonishingly good...honourable, deeply felt and almost wonderful' -- Independent 'A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile story-tellers of the modern novel...brilliantly done' -- Marcel Berlins, The Sunday Times 'Accomplished...unputdownable...his mesmerising best' -- Robert McCrum, Observer on BAG OF BONES
Author Bio
Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than thirty books of which the most recent are THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON and his non-fiction book ON WRITING. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, in Bangor, Maine.