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The Wind Through the Keyhole
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date February 28, 2013
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781444731736
ISBN-10 1444731734
Dimensions 0.90 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.45
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: For readers new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through The Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis. This Russian Doll of a novel, a story within a story, within a story, visits Mid-World's last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.) Roland tells a tale from his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother's death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a skin man, Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, The Wind through the Keyhole. A person's never too old for stories, he says to Bill. Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them. And stories like these, they live for us.

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1 edition from Scribner (April 24, 2012); titled "The Wind Through The Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel"
9781451658903 | details & prices | 309 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $27.00
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from Gardners Books (February 28, 2013)
9781444731736 | details & prices | 384 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.90 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.45
About: For readers new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through The Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series.
from Simon & Schuster (February 26, 2013)
9781476727738 | details & prices | 307 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $7.99
About: In a storytelling tour de force, Stephen King explores an uncharted corner of the Dark Tower universe—and the early days of the gunslinger Roland—with the twice-told tale of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man” who inspires fear and wonder, fantasies and bedtime stories, and one boy’s savagely real nightmares.

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