Lisey's Story Art
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Lisey's Story

Lisey's Story Art

Released

October 2006

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Hardcover / Paperback / eBook / Kindle / Audio

Publisher

Scribner

Two years after her husband's death, Lisey Landon decides it's time to go through his office to clear out his papers.  Scott Landon was a bestselling novelist and Lisey has been besieged by people wanting to buy any of his unpublished work but she is determined not to let that happen.  As she begins the process of cleaning, she is contacted by an unsavory character who claims that if she does not turn over the papers, he will make her suffer the consequences.  Finding strength she did not know she had and never used during their marriage, Lisey refuses, and true to his word, "Zack McCool" begins to stalk her.  Lisey begins to remember strange events from her marriage that she had suppressed and finds clues that may help save her life.

From the Flap

Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and bools. Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went--a place that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to fact Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's efforts to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited. Perhaps King's most personal and powerful novel, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. 

Inspiration

During the time that Steve had to spend in the hospital due to a bout with pneumonia, his home office was cleared to paint and renovate.  He returned to find many of his books, etc. still in boxes and it occurred to him that that was what the room would look like following his death.  And of what his wife, Tabitha, would have to deal with.

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