"GRIEF IS LIKE A DRUNKEN HOUSE GUEST, ALWAYS COMING BACK FOR ONE MORE GOODBYE HUG"
KING, Stephen. Bag of Bones. (London): Hodder & Stoughton, (1998). Octavo, original green paper boards, original dust jacket. $450.
First English edition of “one of King’s most accomplished novels,” number 995 of 2000 copies signed by him on a bookplate affixed to the half title.
"From his mint-fresh etching of spooky rural Maine to his masterful pacing and deft handling of numerous themes, particularly of the fragility of our constructs about reality and of love's ability to mend rifts in those constructs, this is one of King's most accomplished novels. It is his most personal as well, revealing… intimacies of the creative writing process: a passionate gift from a veteran author to all who care about the art and craft of storytelling" (Publishers Weekly). Published the same year as the first (American) edition. Brooks A65. Laid into this copy is a flyer for an event at Royal Albert Hall in 1998 to "Spend an evening with the world's most famous author": 2000 copies with a bookplate were at that event for purchase.