Stephen King teamed up with his son, Joe Hill, for In the Tall Grass. The short story originally appeared in Esquire this summer and is now making it’s way to eBook and audiobook formats.
“Mile 81 meets “N.” in this collaboration between Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.
As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s Mile 81: “Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?” In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
The author of the critically acclaimed Heart-Shaped Box and 20th Century Ghosts, Joe Hill is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections. He calls New England home.
Stephen Lang is well known for his roles in the films Avatar, Tombstone, Public Enemies, Gods and Generals, and Last Exit to Brooklyn. His work on Broadway includes A Few Good Men, Death of A Salesman, The Speed of Darkness, and Hamlet. On television, he has appeared on Terra Nova, Crime Story, and The Bronx is Burning.”
In the Tall Grass will be available on October 9th and we have your look at the story artwork below. The audiobook is read by Stephen Lang and we’ll have an audio preview for readers to listen to in the very near future. We’re also giving away copies of the story on audiobook CD, so keep an eye out for our contest post before the end of the week.