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Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis | Stephen King
About the Book

From the Flap:

"ALTHOUGH IT IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE, THE SIXTIES ARE NOT FICTIONAL; THEY ACTUALLY HAPPENED."*

Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war--and the protests against it--had flooded America's living rooms for a decade. Hearts in Atlantis, King's newest fiction, is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War.

In Part One, "Low Men in Yellow Coats", eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood. He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror.

In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest...and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast.

In "Blind Willie" and "Why We're in Vietnam", two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow - and as haunted - as their own lives.

And in "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling", this book's denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him.

Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.

*from the Author's Note.

In this collection:

  • Blind Willie
  • Hearts in Atlantis
  • Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling
  • Low Men in Yellow Coats
  • Why We're in Vietnam

31 editions First published in 1998

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Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
Nov 14, 2017, Scribner
paperback
Cover of: Serca Atlantydów
Serca Atlantydów
2013, Prószyński Media
in Polish
Cover of: Wu wang wo =
Wu wang wo =: Hearts in Atlantis
2006, Yuan liu chu ban shi ye gu fen you xian gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis (IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE) / Serdtsa v Atlantide
Cover of: Corazones En La Atlantida / Hearts in Atlantis
Corazones En La Atlantida / Hearts in Atlantis
April 2004, Debolsillo
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: Coeurs perdus en Atlantide
Coeurs perdus en Atlantide
March 5, 2003, Le Livre de Poche
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
February 21, 2002, New English Library Ltd
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Corazones En La Atlantida / Hearts in Atlantis
Corazones En La Atlantida / Hearts in Atlantis
January 2002, Distribooks
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: Kardies sten Atlantida.
Kardies sten Atlantida.
2001, Bell
in Greek
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
2001, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Pocket Books Printing; Movie Tie-in
Cover of: Atlantis
Atlantis
October 2001, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag
Paperback in German
Cover of: Hearts In Atlantis (MTI)
Hearts In Atlantis (MTI)
September 1, 2001, Simon & Schuster Audio
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Hearts In Atlantis MTI CD
Hearts In Atlantis MTI CD
September 1, 2001, Simon & Schuster Audio
Audio CD in English - Una Mti edition
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
2001, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st Pocket Books printing
Cover of: Serca Atlantydow
Serca Atlantydow
2000, Proszynski i s-ka
in Polish
Cover of: Serca Atlantydow
Serca Atlantydow
2000, Proszynski i s-ka
in Polish
Cover of: Kardies sten Atlantida.
Kardies sten Atlantida.
2000, Bell
in Greek
Cover of: Serdt︠s︡a v Atlantide
Cover of: Corazones En La Atlantida / Hearts in Atlantis
Corazones En La Atlantida / Hearts in Atlantis
June 26, 2000, Plaza & Janes Editories Sa
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: Coeurs Perdus En Atlantide
Coeurs Perdus En Atlantide
January 1, 2000, French and European Publishing, Inc.
Paperback in French
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
2000, New English Library
in English
Cover of: Conrazones En LA Atlantida
Conrazones En LA Atlantida
July 2000, Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A.
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
1999, Scribner
Hardcover in English - First Edition
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis.
Hearts in Atlantis.
1999, BCA
in English
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
1999, Scribner
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
1999, G.K. Hall, Chivers Press
in English
Cover of: Corazones en la Atlántida
Corazones en la Atlántida
1999, Plaza & Janes Editories
Hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: Atlantis
Atlantis
December 31, 1998, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Hardcover in German
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
2001 09, Simon & Schuster Audio
Digital Audio in English - Movie Tie-In Edition
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
2000 08, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books printing
Cover of: Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
2000 08, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books printing

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