Desperation by Stephen King 1996 Penguin Group

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Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada, has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. 

Stephen first came up with Desperation's idea in 1991, when he was driving his daughter's car cross-country. He passed through Ruth, Nevada, a small town with seemingly no inhabitants. He immediately thought, "They're all dead," and then "Who killed them?" At that point, his "Voice" immediately answered, "The sheriff killed them all."

In 1994, he decided to pursue this idea further while driving across the country on his motorcycle during the Insomnia book tour.

Desperation is an excellent addition to your vintage Stephen King collection or home library.

Condition

The book Desperation is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. Please note the stains on the page ends as shown in the photos.

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The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear as is typical for vintage pieces. 

Book dimensions:10x7x2

Collections: Vintage Mystery Books

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Approximately 640,000 tons of books are deposited in the landfill annually at an average weight of 4 pounds each. This averages out to about 320 million books discarded each year that are not recycled. Wow!

As avid readers become more conscious of the environmental consequence of disposable books, we are looking for a more sustainable way to shop.

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Most readers don't imagine when buying a new book how much paper we are using and what will happen to that paper in a year or two. 

 All of my vintage books are sourced from personal collections found in estate sales.

I'm passionate about preserving our past and passionate about the power of books to tell stories.

Because my goal at Reading Vintage is to connect readers to books, I hope to save these books from the landfill. 

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