|By (author):||King, Stephen|
|Subject:||FICTION / Dystopian|
|FICTION / Horror|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||7.50in x 4.12in x 0.90in|
|From The Publisher*||In this #1 national bestseller, "master storyteller" (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner-the one that survives.|
"I give my congratulations to the winner among your number, and my acknowledgements of valor to the losers."
Against the wishes of his mother, sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty is about to compete in the annual grueling match of stamina and wits known as The Long Walk. One hundred boys must keep a steady pace of four miles per hour without ever stopping...with the winner being awarded "The Prize"-anything he wants for the rest of his life. But, as part of this national tournament that sweeps through a dystopian America year after year, there are some harsh rules that Garraty and ninety-nine others must adhere to in order to beat out the rest. There is no finish line-the winner is the last man standing. Contestants cannot receive any outside aid whatsoever. Slow down under the speed limit and you're given a warning. Three warnings and you're out of the game-permanently....