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Third Audio Excerpt from Full Dark, No Stars; Expanded Synopsis & Liner Notes for Fair Extension

The third audio excerpt from Stephen King’s upcoming Full Dark, No Stars is now available from the book’s official website, this time from “Fair Extension”, along with author King’s liner notes for that novella as well its slightly modified synopsis.

Third Audio Excerpt from Full Dark, No StarsAs a reminder, the narrators for the audio edition of Full Dark, No Stars are Craig Wasson (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) and Jessica Hecht (Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take). To listen to the excerpt, either click the image to the right or visit the official Full Dark, No Stars website, where you can also read along with the excerpt.

You’ll find the “Fair Extension” liner notes below the synopses for all four of the Full Dark, No Stars novellas and a short commercial:

  • “1922” – “I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger…” writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up “1922,” the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness. (Listen to an excerpt here.)
  • “Big Driver” – In “Big Driver,” a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself. (Listen to an excerpt here.)
  • “Fair Extension” – “Fair Extension,” the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil – never a stranger from most people with something to lose – not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.
  • “A Good Marriage” – Darcy Anderson learns more about her husband of over twenty years than she would have liked to know when she stumbles literally upon a box under a worktable in their garage.

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    Liner Notes for “Fair Extension”:
    Would you make a deal with the devil if you were sick enough? Desperate enough? Dave Streeter does just that in “Fair Extension”. Of course, we all know how deals with the devil turn out, don’t we? The Eternal Brimstone Cowboy welshes, and we end up in hell anyway. But what would happen if the devil played fair? That’s what I asked myself when I sat down to write this story about illness, friendship, and buried resentments. Sometimes, Dave Streeter discovers, the wages of sin are quite handsome. Why, there might even be a golden parachute! It’s a sick story about a sick man, but it does have its funny side. At least I thought so, but I’m a fairly sick puppy.

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