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The stand : a novel

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2012. ©1990
Series: 2018 Great American Read.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Anchor books editionView all editions and formats
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"When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Horror fiction
Fiction
Horror tales
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen King
ISBN: 9780307947307 0307947300
OCLC Number: 819742822
Description: xix, 1153 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: 2018 Great American Read.
Responsibility: Stephen King.

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"When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence."--The publisher.

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