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The Resource The wind through the keyhole, Stephen King

The wind through the keyhole, Stephen King

Label
The wind through the keyhole
Title
The wind through the keyhole
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King returns to the rich landscape of Mid-World, the spectacular territory of the Dark Tower fantasy saga that stands as his most beguiling achievement. Roland Deschain and his ka-tet'Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler'encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two ... and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past. In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt-ridden year following his mother's death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man" preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day's trials by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother often read to him at bedtime. "A person's never too old for stories," Roland says to Bill. "Man and boy, girl and woman, never too old. We live for them." And indeed, the tale that Roland unfolds, the legend of Tim Stoutheart, is a timeless treasure for all ages, a story that lives for us. King began the Dark Tower series in 1974; it gained momentum in the 1980s; and he brought it to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003 and 2004. The Wind Through the Keyhole is sure to fascinate avid fans of the Dark Tower epic. But this novel also stands on its own for all readers, an enchanting and haunting journey to Roland's world and testimony to the power of Stephen King's storytelling magic
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Summary
Returns to the rich landscape of Mid-World in a story within a story about gunslinger Roland Deschain, who while investigating a murderous shape-shifter interviews a terrified teen who has witnessed the creature's most recent killing
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Goodreads Choice Award, 2012.
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10078943
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1947-
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King, Stephen
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
K564 2014
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
Series statement
Dark tower novel
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  • Roland (Fictitious character)
  • Shapeshifting
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Witnesses
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Gunfights
  • Demoniac possession
  • Cowboys
Target audience
adult
Label
The wind through the keyhole, Stephen King
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8E82383B-8F2C-48DE-9660-183CBEAC13F0
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Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451658927
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00561971
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8E82383B-8F2C-48DE-9660-183CBEAC13F0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893118909
  • (OCoLC)ocn893118909
Label
The wind through the keyhole, Stephen King
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8E82383B-8F2C-48DE-9660-183CBEAC13F0
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451658927
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00561971
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8E82383B-8F2C-48DE-9660-183CBEAC13F0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893118909
  • (OCoLC)ocn893118909
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