Scribd, the reading subscription service that offers access to millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, podcasts, and more, announced that it will release Finn, a new piece of short fiction from #1 New York Times bestselling author and legendary storyteller Stephen King. Set in Ireland, Finn tells the story of what happens when a young man, wildly unlucky since birth, finds himself caught up in a case of mistaken identity.
No one knows monsters – real or imagined – like the creator of IT, The Outsider, Pet Sematary, and countless other timeless stories. In Finn, King targets a peculiarly 21st Century monster: men so consumed by spy and war games that they twist reality to suit their purposes. Subjected to torture alternately sinister and absurd, Finn travels through existential and psychological crises that are signatures of King’s fiction. Finn’s grandmother has promised that God owes him but what are the chances of that when the author of his fate is the undisputed master of the macabre and terrifying?
Characteristically propulsive, wickedly funny, with twists both narrative and literal, Finn points straight to our current struggle to differentiate between farce and experience and asks: can 50,000,000 Elvis fans be wrong?
This 8,000-word short story will be available exclusively on Scribd on Wednesday, May 25 in both ebook and audiobook formats. The audiobook will be narrated by Kellen Boyle.
Finn will be published by Scribd Originals, a publishing imprint that features ambitious, original fiction and nonfiction by some of today’s most acclaimed authors, available exclusively on Scribd. Notable authors who have published through Scribd Originals include Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Lauren Groff, Chuck Palahniuk, Bonnie Tsui, Charles Yu, and many more.
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