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Cover art for Stephen King's Revival has been revealed

03.10.2014by: Eric Walkuski

Stephen King's fall release REVIVAL was announced just a couple of week ago, and while it doesn't come out until November, we've got the cover art to share. Check it out below.

Clearly, a fairly simple design. Does the lightning indicate some kind of divine power at work? If you read the synopsis, there certainly appears to be a religious undertone to the tale:

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.

REVIVAL comes out on November 11th. Meanwhile, his other 2014 novel, MR. MERCEDES, hits shelves in early June.

Source: Stephen King

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