Just After Sunset

Stories

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501197657

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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With stories that have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, and McSweeney’s, this classic collection displays the phenomenally broad readership of #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. Just After Sunset—call it dusk, call it twilight, it’s a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for the shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It’s the perfect time for Stephen King. Who but Stephen King would turn a Port-O-San into a slimy birth canal, or a roadside honky-tonk into a place for endless love? A book salesman with a grievance might pick up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well. Or an exercise routine on a stationary bicycle, begun to reduce bad cholesterol, might take its rider on a captivating—and then terrifying—journey. Set on a remote key in Florida, “The Gingerbread Girl” is a riveting tale featuring a young woman born vulnerable and resourceful. In “Ayana,” a blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand. For King, the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold our reality intact might tear apart at any moment. In one of the longer stories here, “N.,” a psychiatric patient’s irrational thinking might create an apocalyptic threat in the Maine countryside…or keep the world from falling victim to it. Stories include: -Willa -The Gingerbread Girl -Harvey's Dream -Rest Stop -Stationary Bike -The Things They Left Behind -Graduation Afternoon -N. -The Cat from Hell -The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates -Mute -Ayana -A Very Tight Place
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Just After Sunset EXP

Stories

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9781439144916

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Subtle, haunting, terrifying—this astonishing collection of short stories from #1 bestselling author Stephen King includes the short story “N.” Stephen King—who has written more than fifty books, dozens of number one New York Times bestsellers, and many unforgettable movies—delivers an astonishing collection of short stories, his first since Everything's Eventual six years ago. As guest editor of the bestselling Best American Short Stories 2007, King spent over a year reading hundreds of stories. His renewed passion for the form is evident on every page of Just After Sunset. The stories in this collection have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, Esquire, and other publications. Who but Stephen King would turn a Port-O-San into a slimy birth canal, or a roadside honky-tonk into a place for endless love? A book salesman with a grievance might pick up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well. Or an exercise routine on a stationary bicycle, begun to reduce bad cholesterol, might take its rider on a captivating—and then terrifying—journey. Set on a remote key in Florida, “The Gingerbread Girl” is a riveting tale featuring a young woman as vulnerable—and resourceful—as Audrey Hepburn’s character in Wait Until Dark. In “Ayana,” a blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand. For King, the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold our reality intact might tear apart at any moment. In one of the longer stories here, “N.,” which broke new ground when it was adapted as a graphic digital entertainment, a psychiatric patient’s irrational thinking might create an apocalyptic threat in the Maine countryside...or keep the world from falling victim to it. Just After Sunset—call it dusk, call it twilight, it’s a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It’s the perfect time for Stephen King.
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Just Before Sunset

Author: Lora L. Cline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780932653871

Category: History

Page: 146

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The history, way of life, beliefs, and customs of the Kwaaymii (the Laguna Band of the Mission Indians) as remembered by Tom Lucas, the last of the Kwaaymii. Food gathering and preparation, hunting, social and political customs, and everyday life are described in this book, as well as the beliefs of the Kwaaymii.
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Phaenomena

Author: Aratus

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421400251

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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Featuring references to Classical mythology and science, star charts of the northern and southern skies, extensive notes, and an introduction to the work’s stylistic features and literary reception, this dynamic work will appeal to students of Ancient Greece who want to deepen their understanding of the Classical world.
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The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Tales After Sunset

Author: Mary Gerstner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312560886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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The children and descendants of Fred and Freda Suther share short stories and anecdotes about this charming couple who began their life together in the USA after immigrating from Bakum and Dinklage in Germany. The original published book was finished in 1993-1994 and was updated with this second publishing to include some contributions that occurred after the initial offering.
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Astronomy Made Simple

Author: Kevin B. Marvel, Ph.D.

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307432896

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

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See the skies in a whole new light. Take a tour of the universe, from our local solar system to the far reaches of deepest space. Astronomy Made Simple offers a complete introduction to this science, from its birth in ancient times to the different types of super-powerful telescopes scientists use today. It also includes detailed instructions on how to map the stars and understand the coordinate system, as well as fun sidebars, ideas for projects for further learning, and resources for the student or the amateur astronomer. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Time in Antiquity

Author: Robert Hannah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134323158

Category: History

Page: 224

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Time in Antiquity explores the different perceptions of time from Classical antiquity, principally through the technology designed to measure, mark or tell time. The material discussed ranges from the sixth century BC in archaic Greece to the 3rd century AD in the Roman Empire, and offers fascinating insights into ordinary people’s perceptions of time and time-keeping instruments.
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