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Wentworth, Ohio: a small friendly town where the Carver children bicker over sweets in the E-Z shop and writer Johnny Marinville is the only resident who minds his own business.

On Poplar Street, apart from the impending storm, it’s just a normal summer’s day – with Frisbees flying, lawn mowers humming and barbeques grilling. As the paperboy makes his round, he is unaware of the chrome red van idling up the hill . . .

Soon the residents will be caught up in a game of wills as the regulators arrive in force to face a child whose powers of expression are just awakening.

Reviews

A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel
<i>Guardian</i>
Popular fiction's most prolific terror-monger
<i>The Times</i>
Slides slickly down an eager gullet
<i>Telegraph</i>
A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel
<i>Guardian</i>
Popular fiction's most prolific terror-monger
<i>The Times</i>
Slides slickly down an eager gullet
<i>Telegraph</i>