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Synopsis for Stephen King's fall novel release Revival

02.12.2014by: Eric Walkuski

Stephen King just keeps on cranking them out, as is his way. Late last year we got the scoop on his forthcoming summer novel MR. MERCEDES (read about that HERE), and today we're here to tell you that MERCEDES isn't the only 2014 King release. This fall will see the unfurling of yet another novel, entitled REVIVAL.

Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton will release REVIVAL on November 11th, just five months after MR. MERCEDES hits the shelves (and Kindles). Here's the lowdown on the book:

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.

Quite mysterious, but that's okay for now. Look for REVIVAL to pitch its tents this fall.

Extra Tidbit: Does REVIVAL sound appealing to you?



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