Hardback Gwendy's button box / Stephen King and Richard Chizmar.
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781473672093 (hbk.) :
Originally published: Baltimore: Cemetery Dance.
Extent: 164 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game. One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: 'Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me'. On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black suit coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat.