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Book Title: Revival|
The author of the book: Stephen King
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Edition: Sperling & Kupfer
Date of issue: March 17th 2015
ISBN 13: 9788820057916
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Più di cinquant'anni fa, in una placida cittadina del New England, un'ombra si allunga sui giochi di un bambino di sei anni. Quando il piccolo Jamie alza lo sguardo, sopra di lui si staglia la figura rassicurante del nuovo reverendo, appena arrivato per dare linfa alla vita spirituale della congregazione. Intelligente, giovane e simpatico, Charles Jacobs conquista la fiducia dei suoi parrocchiani e l'amicizia incondizionata del bambino: per lui il pastore è un eroe, soprattutto dopo che gli ha "salvato" il fratello con una delle sue strepitose invenzioni elettriche. Ma l'idillio dura solo tre anni: la tragedia si abbatte come un fulmine su Jacobs, tutto il suo mondo è ridotto in cenere e a lui rimane solo l'urlo disperato contro il Dio che lo ha tradito. E il bando dal piccolo Eden che credeva di avere trovato. Trent'anni dopo, quando Jamie avrà attraversato l'America in compagnia dell'inseparabile chitarra che l'ha reso famoso, e dei demoni artificiali che ha incontrato lungo il cammino, l'ombra di Charles Jacobs lo avvolgerà ancora: questa volta per suggellare un patto terribile e definitivo. "Revival" è il racconto di due vite, quella che King ha vissuto e quella che avrebbe potuto vivere, attraverso due personaggi formidabili per potenza e fragilità, due uomini ai quali accade di incontrare il demonio e di affondare nel suo cuore di tenebra.
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Read information about the authorStephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them. Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support. After Stephen's grandparents passed away, Mrs. King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.
Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966. From his sophomore year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS. He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate. He came to support the anti-war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional. He graduated in 1970, with a B.A. in English and qualified to teach on the high school level. A draft board examination immediately post-graduation found him 4-F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.
He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students; they married in January of 1971. As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men's magazines.
Stephen made his first professional short story sale ("The Glass Floor") to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men's magazines. Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.
In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.
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