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The Talisman (King and Straub novel) Summary
Stephen King

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The Talisman Summary

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'The Talisman' by Stephen King and Peter Straub was one of the first of a series of collaborations by the 'masters' of the Horror genre through the eighties, nineties, and beyond. Written as a collaborative piece, it shares many of the associations and thematic similarities with a lot of the works of these two authors, developing ideas that each have implanted within their stories such as Corruption, Magic, and Childhood Innocence.

The Talisman follows the story of Jack Sawyer as he accompanies his mother Lily Kavanaugh-Sawyer to a dreary and depressing rain-drenched resort in New England. Lily Sawyer is dying of cancer. Jack Sawyer soon encounters the mysterious Speedy Parker a local handyman who seems to know the cure for his mother and for many of the strange woes that are befalling Jack. He reveals to Jack that there is in fact another world alongside our own called...

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