It is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his 22nd book and his 17th novel written under his own name. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. The novel is told through narratives alternating between two periods and is largely told in the third-person omniscient mode. King has stated that he first conceived the story in , and began writing it in
Stephen King is set to give his first major insights into the writing process since his acclaimed On Writing , in a new collection of short stories due out this winter. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, due to be published on 3 November, will bring together 20 short stories by King, a mix of new writing and work already collected in magazines. A mix of biography and tips on writing , On Writing was published 15 years ago, in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams will include the story A Death, recently published in the New Yorker , a 19th-century-set tale featuring Jim Trusdale, a man accused of murdering a young girl for her birthday silver dollar. That was partly because I knew that Coffey was innocent, and partly because I lived with Coffey for 16 months as I wrote the book. He got to be a friend. Jim Trusdale was a mere acquaintance.
Here is their cover. Scribner lists Billy Summers to have pages. That is about the same as The Institute pages.
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