Signed first edition of King's foray into one of the darkest reaches of human suffering, inscribed by King to the owners of venerable independent bookstore Bookshop Santa Cruz.
Fine in fine jacket.
"He had never felt so tired in his life."
Grounded in King's first-hand experience, INSOMNIA begins with the simple and decidedly realistic misery of falling out of favor with Sleep. When one is awake for too long, perceiving the horrors that lie beneath the natural waking world – the great powers that writhe in the bottomless chasms below – naturally follows. This copy inscribed to the longtime owners of Bookshop Santa Cruz, Neal and Candy Coonerty, who hosted a large benefit event with King for the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in 1994, shortly after the release of this book. A warm association, King has long been a vocal champion of local bookstores: "Independent bookstores are the lifeline of the intellect."
First printing. (New York): Viking, (1993). 9'' X 6''. Original quarter white cloth with grey boards, stamped in metallic red. In original unclipped ($27.95) dust jacket. 787,  pages. Illustrations by David Johnson. Inscribed by King on half-title page: "To Neal [Coonerty] and Candy [Coonerty] - Thanks for having me in Santa Cruz! Stephen King." Trace shelfwear. Overall, bright, clean, and sharp.
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