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Joyland

Joyland

ISBN: 1781162646

Title: Joyland

Author: Stephen King

KDL Description:

HORROR KING

“In this thriller, Stephen King writes a coming of age story of a college student, Devin Jones who works at an amusement park. Besides Devin, there lots of characters in the book which made my head reel. There’s a murder mystery, supernatural element, heart break in this introspective writing.”—Seema at KDL’s Richard L. Root Kentwood branch

Amazon Description:

A STUNNING  NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME!

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

“I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.”Stephen King