Stephen King To Publish Two Novels In 2014
Stephen King is to publish two major novels in 2014.
The first, Mr. Mercedes, is a cat and mouse story about a retired detective who’s especially haunted by an open case involving the outright slaughter of eight people as they waited in line for the opening of a jobs fair.
That novel, which King has described as his “first real detective story,” is slated for a June release. It is certainly a massive switch from his traditional supernatural horror story, but the premise definitely sounds captivating.
Meanwhile, November heralds the release of King’s Revival, a novel which apparently jumps straight back into the terror genre. Kings’s website gives the following description.
“In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.”
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter