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Stephen King will release two new novels this year

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(Read caption) Stephen King is set to release two new novels, titled 'Mr. Mercedes' and 'Revival,' this year.

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“In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.”

That could have been ripped from the headlines of a horrifying news event. As it happens, that’s the premise behind “Mr. Mercedes,” Stephen King’s latest novel from Scribner, set to hit shelves in June.

Art, as they say, mimics life.

King fans will have much to celebrate this year. In addition to “Mr. Mercedes,” King is working on another book, “Revival,” set for release in November by Scribner.

“Revival” will focus on death and the afterlife as well as the sometimes tragic influence of addiction, religion, and fanaticism.

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