'I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...' writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up '1922', the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.
In 'Big Driver', a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger - the one inside herself.
'Fair Extension', the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.
When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.
Sobre o Autor
Escritor americano, Stephen Edwin King escreve contos de terror e
ficção. Entretanto, começou sua carreira com romances e já redigiu
outros livros de sucesso fora do gênero que o consagrou. Stephen King
nasceu em Portland, em 1947, e já vendeu mais de 350 milhões de cópias
com publicações em mais de 40 países. Diversas obras foram adaptadas
para o cinema, entre elas Conta comigo, Um sonho de Liberdade, Eclipse
total, Lembranças de um Verão, À...Veja todas as obras deste Autor.