The Gunslinger (Paperback)

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By Stephen King, Michael Whelan (Illustrator)
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Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange singlemindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. The people he encounters are left behind, or worse left dead. At a way station, however, he meets Jake, a boy from a particular time (1977) and a particular place (New York City), and soon the two are joined "khef," "ka," and "ka-tet." The mountains lie before them. So does the man in black and, somewhere far beyond...the Dark Tower.

About the Author

Stephen King has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780452284692
ISBN-10: 0452284694
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: June 2003
Pages: 231
Language: English
Series: Dark Tower (Paperback)