By Stephen King
Todd Bowden is an apt scholar. stable grades, reliable kin, a paper path. yet he's approximately to fulfill a unique type of instructor: Mr. Dussander. Todd understands all approximately Dussander's darl previous. The torture. The loss of life. The decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to today. but Todd doesn't are looking to flip him in. Todd desires to recognize extra. even more. he's approximately to profit the genuine that means of power--and the seductive entice of evil.
This acclaimed selection of 4 novellas by way of Stephen King additionally contains "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" (basis for the Academy Award nominated movie The Shawshank Redemption), "The Body" (inspiration for the movie Stand through Me), and "The respiring Method."
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