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Heart-Shaped Box

A Novel.

by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box
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    Feb 2007, 384 pages
    Apr 2008, 320 pages

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Joseph Hillstrom King (pen name: Joe Hill), born in 1971, is the oldest son of Tabitha and Stephen King. He has an older sister, Naomi, and a younger brother, Owen. His stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and his first book, a collection of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, won the British Fantasy Award for "Best Collection" and "Best Short Fiction" in 2006, but was not published in the USA until October 2007.

On the one hand, Hill appears to have made a point of not mentioning the fact that he is the son of Stephen King, and his first collection of short stories, although a relative success in the UK, was not ...

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