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King, Stephen | Dolores Claiborne | First Edition Copy
Dolores Claiborne | King, Stephen | First Edition Book


Stephen King Dolores Claiborne first edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket. 1993 NY: Viking ISBN 9780670844524
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This story of a disintegrating marriage's molten core, told by a woman whose heart has turned murderous & vengeful, shows the ferocity of love. Among King's best...An unforgettable, unflinching glimpse into a mind driven to murder.

Described by the publisher as a companion piece to King's last book, Gerald's Game , this new novel surpasses it in every way, and shows that King, even without the trappings of horror and suspense, is a magnificent storyteller whose greatest strength has always been characterization. His sterling title character this time out is a Maine woman in her 60s who made a living as a housekeeper and now is under suspicion in the death of her senile employer, Vera Donovan, who fell down a flight of stairs. Did Dolores push her? Responding to the charges against her, Dolores recounts her life in a tightly woven narrative that is beguiling and touching at the appropriate moments. The friendship between these two lonely women ``livin' on a little chunk of rock off the Maine coast'' was the anchor of both their lives, and it soon becomes clear that Dolores didn't kill Vera. But she freely acknowledges--30 years after the fact--that she did kill her husband, Joe, during a solar eclipse on July 20, 1963, ``my day for seein' eyes everywhere.'' Presenting Dolores's story in her own remarkable colloquial voice, King brings readers face to face with a goodhearted, lovable woman whose honesty is ultimately unforgettable.

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5 of 5 Compassion, revenge and murder. November 2, 2010
Reviewer: Nikki C. from TX United States  
This is a splendind tale of a murder mystery within a murder mystery within a murder. The book opens quickly and rolls right into the story lines. Dolores Claiborne is accused of murder after a witness sees the aftermath and ending of a horrific act of cruelty. Though not Dolores' first encounter with a murder charge, this calloused woman defends herself against her accusers, while traveling back through her own history, recounting events that she endured so many years ago.

The layout of the book is done wonderfully. It is the story of complicated friendship, revenge, murder and protection only a mother's love can bring.

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