Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine
The "hauntingtender, intimate book that makes an epic interior journey" (The New York Times), Lisey's Story is a literary masterpiece—an extraordinarily moving and haunting portrait of a marriage and its aftermath.
Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
"Intricate...Exhilirating" (The New Yorker), perhaps Stephen King's most personal and powerful novel ever, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. It is a beautiful, "rich portrait of a marriage, and the complicated affection that outlives death" (The Washington Post).
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"Two years into widowhood, Lisa "Lisey" Landon believes she's getting on with her life. But her sister's psychotic episode forces Lisa to confront her own past and present in a new way. Mare Winningham sounds convincing in Lisey's first-person narration, conveying longing, sadness, and anger in varying tones of subtlety and force. She shades her voice slightly to portray Lisey's sisters and late husband, maintaining distinct characterizations for all. For the secondary characters, Winningham attempts both Maine and Pittsburgh accents, neither of which portrays its proper region. Given her choice not to use regionalisms for the protagonists from these areas, one wishes she had remained consistent with their relatives. R.L.L. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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