If it bleeds : new fiction

by King, Stephen, 1947-

Format: Print Book 2022
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Includes "Mr. Harrigan's Phone"-- now a Netflix original film starring Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell!

From the legendary storyteller and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new "exceptionally compelling novellas that reaffirm [King's] mastery of the form" ( The Washington Post ).

Readers adore Stephen King's novels, and his novellas are their own dark treat, briefer but just as impactful and enduring as his longer fiction. Many of his novellas have been made into iconic films, including "The Body" ( Stand by Me ) and "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" ( Shawshank Redemption ).

The four brilliant tales in If It Bleeds prove as iconic as their predecessors. In the title story, reader favorite Holly Gibney (from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and The Outsider ) must face her fears, and possibly another outsider--this time on her own. In "Mr. Harrigan's Phone" an intergenerational friendship has a disturbing afterlife. "The Life of Chuck" explores, beautifully, how each of us contains multitudes. And in "Rat," a struggling writer must contend with the darker side of ambition.

If these novellas show King's range, they also prove that certain themes endure. One of King's great concerns is evil, and in If It Bleeds , there's plenty of it. There is also evil's opposite, which in King's fiction often manifests as friendship. Holly is reminded that friendship is not only life-affirming but can be life-saving. Young Craig befriends Mr. Harrigan, and the sweetness of this late-in-life connection is its own reward.

"An adroit vehicle to showcase the...nature of evil" ( The Boston Globe ), If It Bleeds is "exactly what I wanted to read right now," says Ruth Franklin in The New York Times Book Review .
Mr. Harrigan's phone
The life of Chuck
If it bleeds

Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, American.
Horror tales, American.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Future life -- Fiction.
Intergenerational relations -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Ambition -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Horror fiction.
Publisher New York :Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,2022
Edition First Pocket Books paperback edition.
Other Titles Mr. Harrigan's phone.
Life of Chuck.
If it bleeds.
Contributors King, Stephen, 1947- Mr. Harrigan's phone.
King, Stephen, 1947- Life of Chuck.
King, Stephen, 1947- If it bleeds.
King, Stephen, 1947- Rat.
Language English
Notes Includes an excerpt for Fairy tale.
Description 460 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781982138004
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