Just After Sunset

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184894067X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 6760


Just after sunset, as darkness grips the imagination, is the time when you feel the unexpected creep into the every day. As familiar journeys take a different turn, ordinary objects assume extraordinary powers. A blind intruder visits a dying man - and saves his life, with a kiss. A woman receives a phone call from her husband. Her late husband. In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Emily starts running. And running. Her curiosity leads her right into the hands of a murderer . . . and soon her legs are her only hope for survival. Enter a world of masterful suspense, dark comedy and thrilling twists which will keep you riveted from the first page. Enter the world of No. 1 bestseller Stephen King.

Just After Sunset EXP


Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9781439144916

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2242


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.


Author: Aratus

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421400251

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 2325


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.

Visualising Skyscapes

Material Forms of Cultural Engagement with the Heavens

Author: Liz Henty,Daniel Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351398784

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 4051


Above the land and its horizon lies the celestial sphere, that great dome of the sky which governs light and darkness, critical to life itself, yet its influence is often neglected in the archaeological narrative. Visualising Skyscapes captures a growing interest in the emerging field of skyscape archaeology. This powerful and innovative book returns the sky to its rightful place as a central consideration in archaeological thought and can be regarded as a handbook for further research. Bookended by a foreword by archaeologist Gabriel Cooney and an afterword by astronomer Andrew Newsam, its contents have a wide-reaching relevance for the fields of archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, archaeoastronomy, astronomy, heritage and cultural studies. The volume balances six chapters on theory and methodology which elaborate on the history and practice of the field with six other chapters focused on case studies from around the world. Visualising Skyscapes captures the growing interest in the multidisciplinary study of skyscapes and will be of interest to academics, students and the general public, as well as having international appeal. It is topical, timely and relevant to current debates and will hopefully stimulate further interest in this exciting and relatively new area of investigation. The contributions showcase the work of distinguished academics in the field and the chapters are all enhanced by numerous photographs and images.

Just Before Sunset

Author: Lora L. Cline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780932653871

Category: History

Page: 146

View: 3568


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.

Astronomy Made Simple

Author: Kevin B. Marvel, Ph.D.

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307432896

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

View: 4316


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.


The Evolving Universe

Author: Michael Zeilik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521800907

Category: Nature

Page: 552

View: 6023


The ninth edition of this successful textbook describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos.

DV Filmmaking

From Start to Finish

Author: Ian David Aronson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596008482

Category: Computers

Page: 290

View: 3827


A detailed guide to digital filmmaking technology takes readers through the entire process, from pre-production through editing to distribution, discussing the benefits of digital video, especially for independent filmmakers, and covers the technical specifics of the medium, including image composting, audio production techniques, the editing process, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

Mercury and Venus

Author: Robin Kerrod

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822539049

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4905


Describes the physical features and exploration of the two planets nearest to the Sun, Mercury and Venus.

Honeybees of Africa

Author: H. Randall Hepburn,Sarah E. Radloff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540642213

Category: Medical

Page: 370

View: 9563


A comprehensive review of the honeybees of Africa on a subspecies as well as by country basis. Includes an updated multivariate analysis of the subspecies based on the merger of the Ruttner database (Oberursel) and that of Hepburn & Radloff (Grahamstown) for nearly 20,000 bees. Special emphasis is placed on natural zones of hybridisation and introgression of different populations; seasonal cycles of development in different ecological-climatological zones of the continent; swarming, migration and absconding; and an analysis of the bee flora of the continent. The text is supplemented by tables containing quantitative data on all aspects of honeybee biology, and by continental and regional maps.