Are you rabid for more Stephen King? Then fear not — or maybe fear plenty.
The author’s new collection of short stories, You Like It Darker, will be published by Scribner on May 21, 2024. The book features 12 tales from the Carrie author, many never-before-published. Included in the new stories is “Rattlesnakes,” a sequel to King’s 1981 novel Cujo, in which a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance — with major strings attached. And you can read an excerpt from the story HERE.
The other tales include “Two Talented Bastids,” which explores the long-hidden secret of how the eponymous gentlemen got their skills, and “Danny Coughlin’s Bad Dream,” about a brief and unprecedented psychic flash that upends dozens of lives. In “The Dreamers,” a taciturn Vietnam vet answers a job ad and learns that there are some corners of the universe best left unexplored while “The Answer Man” asks if prescience is good luck or bad and reminds us that a life marked by unbearable tragedy can still be meaningful.
The complete list of titles in You Like It Darker are:
“Two Talented Bastids”
“The Fifth Step”
“Willie the Weirdo”
“Danny Coughlin’s Bad Dream”
“On Slide Inn Road”
“The Turbulence Expert”
“The Answer Man”