We’ve been talking about Stephen King’s various television series like the return of ‘Haven‘ and upcoming ‘Grand Central‘ and movies such as ‘Cell‘ that are in the works, but you can’t forget that first and foremost King is an author. Not only is he one of the most high profile authors out there, but he’s also got a new book being released titled ‘Revival’.
We already knew that King had a novel coming out in June titled ‘Mr. Mercedes’ but it looks like this year he’ll be doubling up with ‘Revival’ being released in November. The book will be a period piece that takes place in the middle of the twentieth century. Also it’ll be in a setting that will be extremely familiar to long term readers as it will initially start off in a small New England town.
We’re going to see a bit from two periods in a man’s life as well as throwing some religion into the mix. Sounds like something that’s very typically King, and I feel that’s a good thing.
In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. 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.
I’m sure it should be no shock to King’s fans that his description of the book is longer than most but he has a knack for the written word. This novel falls much closer to King’s long history of works that take place in New England unlike the stark contrast of his upcoming book which is a hard-boiled detective novel.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter