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Desperation Summary
Stephen King

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Desperation Summary

Plot Summary

Desperation by Stephen King, is a horror novel set in modern day, about a group of tourists who are captured by an evil spirit as they attempt to pass through a section of US Highway 50, in remote Nevada. The novel tells of the desperate struggle between the evil spirit and the two characters who represent good. David Carver, a young boy whose family has rented an RV for the trip, has recently had a profound religious experience, and feels God is speaking to him directly. Johnny is an aging writer, who is in search of something that will make him feel human again.

The evil spirit is Tak, who has mistakenly been released from imprisonment in a nearby copper mine. He cannot move about unless he is occupying a human body, or a body strong enough to hold him, such as a wolf or an eagle. As he...

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