- ISBN 9780452284692 / 0452284694
- Title The Gunslinger
- Author Stephen King
- Category Fantasy
- Format Paperback
- Year 2003
- Pages 231
- Publisher Plume Books
- Language English
- Dimensions 162mm x 18mm x 228mm
Stephen King returns to his bestselling Dark Tower saga in November 2003 with the publication of the fifth book in the series, “Wolves of the Calla.” In preparation for this event, Penguin Group (USA) announces new trade paperback editions of the first four books in the series!
Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange singlemindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. The people he encounters are left behind, or worse—left dead. At a way station, however, he meets Jake, a boy from a particular time (1977) and a particular place (New York City), and soon the two are joined—“khef,” “ka,” and “ka-tet.” The mountains lie before them. So does the man in black and, somewhere far beyond...the Dark Tower.
Stephen King has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.”