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Revival by Stephen King
In a small New England
town, in the early 60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his
toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new
minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform
the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs
Jacobs; the women and girls - including Jamie's mother and beloved
sister - feel the same about Reverend Jacobs. With Jamie, the Reverend
shares a deeper bond, based on their fascination with simple experiments
Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the
preacher curses God, mocking all religious belief, and is banished from
the shocked town.
Jamie has demons of his own. In his
mid-thirties, he is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and
roll. Addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate, he sees Jacobs again - a
showman on stage, creating dazzling 'portraits in lightning' - and their
meeting has profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a
pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that revival
has many meanings. Because for every cure there is a price . . .
Published November 11th 2014
by Hodder & Stoughton