Second 2014 novel for Stephen King

Second 2014 novel for Stephen King

Hodder & Stoughton will publish Stephen King’s second novel of 2014, Revival, in November.

A post on King’s website has confirmed the release of the novel on November 11th.
 
The book is set in a small New England town, and follows Jamie Morton. As a child, Jamie looks up to  the new minister Charles Jacobs, who along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. Meanwhile Jamie’s mother and sister are among those who fall a little in love with the Reverend.

The post on King’s website said: “When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

“Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss.

“In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.”

Revival will be published by Scribner in the US.

Hodder previously announced Mr Mercedes, a new serial killer tale from King, coming in June.

King's recent sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, has sold nearly 120,000 copies via Nielsen BookScan since publication last September.