An edition of Duma Key (2008)

Duma Key

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An edition of Duma Key (2008)

Duma Key

1st Scribner hardcover ed (1)
  • 4.02 ·
  • 45 Ratings
  • 165 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading
  • 65 Have read

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NO MORE THAN A DARK PENCIL LINE ON A BLANK PAGE. A HORIZON LINE, MAYBE, BUT ALSO A SLOT FOR BLACKNESS TO POUR THROUGH . . .

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.

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Scribner
Language
English
Pages
611

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Duma Key: roman
2009-03, Albin Michel
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Duma Key
2008, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - U.S. Hardcover Large print edition
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Duma Key
2008 01, Scribner
Hardcover in English - 1st Scribner hardcover ed (1)
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Duma Key: a novel
2008 11, Pocket Books
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2008, Heyne
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Duma Key
2008, Scribner
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Duma Key: A Novel
2008-01, Scribner
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Duma Key
2008, Hodder, HODDER PAPERBACKS
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2008, Hodder & Stoughton, HODDER & STOUGHTON
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2008-07, Luitingh
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Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Genre
Fiction
Copyright Date
2008

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 D86 2008

Contributors

Designer
Erich Hobbing

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
611 p. ;
Number of pages
611
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.875 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17256829M
Internet Archive
dumakey00king
ISBN 10
1416552510
ISBN 13
9781416552512
LCCN
2007038941
OCLC/WorldCat
966533360, 154662628
Paperback Swap
1416552510
Google
EzJFPz4qVOoC
Library Thing
2903022
Goodreads
472343

Work Description

Duma Key is a novel by American writer Stephen King published on January 22, 2008 by Scribner. The book reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. It is King's first novel to be set in Florida and/or Minnesota.

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