Full Dark, No Stars (Nov 2010)

A collection of 4 novellas: 1922, Big Driver, Fair Extension, and A Good Marriage.

Common King themes:

  • The number 19 (In 1922, the letter Wilfred James writes is dated April 11, 1930. 4+1+1+1+9+3 = 19.)

Full Dark, No Stars has connections to the following books:

1922 : Hemingford Home, NE

"1922" is set in Hemingford Home.

The issue that led to my crime and damnation was 100 acres of good land in Hemingford Home, Nebraska. It was willed to my wife by John Henry Winters, her father. I wished to add this land to our freehold farm, which in 1922 totaled 80 acres. My wife, who never took to the farming life (or to being a farmer’s wife), wished to sell it to the Farrington Company for cash money. When I asked her if she truly wanted to live downwind from a Farrington’s hog butchery, she told me we could sell up the farm as well as her father’s acreage—my father’s farm, and his before him! When I asked her what we might do with money and no land, she said we could move to Omaha, or even St. Louis, and open a shop.

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