Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Featuring eight to ten black & white interior illustrations by Keith Minnion, along with a color frontispiece and an additional full-color painting by Ben Baldwin!

Status:
Forthcoming

About the Book:
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.

One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: “Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.”

On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…

Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December. This original, never-before-published novella represents the authors  at their very best, and this Lonely Road Books special edition is the only signed Limited Edition planned anywhere in the world.

About this Special Edition:
This special edition will have an OVERSIZED trim size of 7 inches by 10 inches and will include an additional piece of full color artwork by Ben Baldwin and additional interior illustrations by Keith Minnion, along with a CUSTOM-MINTED nickel coin featuring a very special surprise for the “heads” side. There will only be enough coins produced for the signed editions and this coin will never be minted again.

Limitation Information:
• Limited Edition: just 350 hand-numbered copies featuring a fine binding, two color printing throughout the book, a color frontispiece by Ben Baldwin, eight to ten interior illustrations by Keith Minnion, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, and an illustrated signature sheet signed by STEPHEN KING and RICHARD CHIZMAR, all housed in a custom deluxe traycase with pullout ribbon ($450)

• Lettered Edition: 52 hand-lettered copies with all of the special features of the Limited Edition plus a “THREE PIECE” binding made from a special imported cloth and a fine leather, all housed in a deluxe hand-made custom box ($1,750)