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Stephen King gives us his most ambitious work yet -- a novel of brilliant
intensity, excruciating suspense, and uncanny insight into the dark corners of the
indomitable female psyche.
On a warm weekday in October, Jessie and Gerald Burlingame are alone in
the bedroom of their Maine summer house, playing a game that isn't listed in Hoyle's.
But suddenly, as Jessie hears the click of the second handcuff locking her to the
bedposts and sees her husband looming over her, a nerve-snap of recognition tells her that
this time Gerald is playing for keeps. Her next move is furious, violent, and, she
is shocked to discover, deadly. Giving up control is scary enough; it is terrifying
when there is no one left to give it to.
Except that Jessie is not alone. Over the next twenty-eight hours,
trapped in a lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face-to-face with
all the things she has ever feared, and the unlatched back door banging fretfully in the
breeze is an open invitation to horrors she has never imagined. Inside the darkening
bedroom, shadows gather in mute menace, while inside Jessie's head a taunting chorus of
voices whispers and shrieks: "Women alone in the dark are like open doors ...
and if they cry out for help, who knows what dread things may answer?"
Stephen King knows. Nothing he has written before will prepare
readers for the challenges of Gerald's Game. It's a fiendishly imagined version of
No Exit. It's a nerve-racking excavation of the deepest layers of a woman's fear and
courage. It's our foremost literary terrorist exploring what happens when the
ordinary routine of one woman's life is suddenly eclipsed by the irrational. Jessie
Burlingame's nerves are about to be strenuously tested. So, Reader, are yours.
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