THE DARK HALF. by King, Stephen.


Edition: First printing.

New York: Viking, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A dark allegory about the fiction writer's situation, set in Castle Rock, Maine, where a popular writer decides to retire the pseudonym he had been using, only to have his doppelganger embark on a killing spree. ."A parable in chiller form of the popular writer's relation to his creative genius, the vampire within him, the part of him that only awakes to raise Cain when he writes, the fratricidal twin who occupies 'the womblike dungeon' of his imagination.' (NY Times) Afterword. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-67082982x.

Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages)

Book ID: 84071
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