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Duma Key

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Renting a house on the Florida coast after suffering a crippling accident and ending his marriage, construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle creates works of art that lead him to discover unsettling elements from his landlady's enigmatic family history.
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Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction
Horror fiction
Horror tales
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King, Stephen, 1947-
Duma Key.
New York : Scribner, 2008
(OCoLC)607651565
Online version:
King, Stephen, 1947-
Duma Key.
New York : Scribner, 2008
(OCoLC)608516411
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen King
ISBN: 9781416552512 1416552510 9781416587910 1416587918 1416585559 9781416585558 9780739490150 073949015X 1416552960 9781416552963
OCLC Number: 154662628
Awards: Bram Stoker Award for Novel, 2008.
Description: 611 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a "geographic cure," a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else. "Edgar, does anything make you happy?" "I used to sketch." "Take it up again. You need hedges ... hedges against the night." Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him, and Edgar draws. A visit from Ilse, the daughter he dotes on, starts his movement out of solitude. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating. The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural --
Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.
Responsibility: Stephen King.
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Renting a house on the Florida coast after suffering a crippling accident and ending his marriage, construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle creates works of art that lead him to discover unsettling elements from his landlady's enigmatic family history.

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