The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel by Stephen King

By Stephen King

2010 Retail ePub. the former "retail" epub of this ebook at the web site was once now not retail in any respect. This replaces that and in addition the request that was once unjustly filled.

Set within the Nineteen Thirties on the chilly Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The eco-friendly Mile is the riveting and tragic tale of John Coffey, an incredible, preternaturally mild inmate condemned to dying for the rape and homicide of dual nine-year-old women. it's a tale narrated years later by way of Paul Edgecomb, the ward superintendent forced to assist each prisoner spend his final days peacefully and each guy stroll the fairway mile to execution together with his humanity intact.

Edgecomb has despatched seventy-eight inmates to their date with "old sparky," yet he's by no means encountered one like Coffey -- a guy who desires to die, but has the ability to heal. And during this position of final retribution, Edgecomb discovers the bad fact approximately Coffey's reward, a fact that demanding situations his so much loved ideals -- and ours.

Originally released in 1996 in six self-contained per month installments, The eco-friendly Mile is an astonishingly wealthy and intricate novel that grants time and again. every one person quantity turned an immense good fortune whilst first released, and all six have been at the New York Times bestseller record concurrently. 3 years later, whilst Frank Darabont made The eco-friendly Mile into an award-winning motion picture starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, the e-book lower back to the bestseller checklist -- and stayed there for months.

And now -- with a brand new creation through King's international agent Ralph Vicinanza, in addition to the author's personal foreword -- we've got the 1st hardcover version of this amazing novel during which "King surpasses our expectancies, leaves us spellbound and hungry for the following twist of plot" (The Boston Globe).

With illustrations and a brand new frontispiece for this version by means of Mark Geyer.

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And she didn’t enjoy the attention and publicity. The local kids were scared of her, and she wanted friends. ” Alice put it behind her, grew up, and went to college to become a nurse. Soon after, she met and married an Air Force lieutenant and dropped out of school. The spirits weren’t happy about her choice, and at the beginning of Alice’s marriage they hit and shook the bed whenever the couple tried to sleep. But after a while the spirits gave up and started fading away. Alice was okay with that.

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