Personally signed by Stephen King directly onto the title page.
Scribner (December 2, 2004). Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King "Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season". Signed First Edition, First Printing with full number line as required on the copyright page. A hardcover edition. 409 pages. ISBN-10: 0743267524. The price on the dust-jacket has not been clipped and shows U.S. $26.00. A rare signed first edition for the Stephen King collector. Condition:
Fine/Fine without any discernible flaws. A wonderful bright clean copy with a tight spine. Unread book. The dust-jacket is now protected in a Mylar sleeve.
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches About Faithful
A fan's notes for the ages, Faithful grew from an email exchange last summer. Filled with the heady mix of exhilaration and frustration familiar to all Boston Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan fired off a note to fellow Sox fan, Stephen King, who responded with his thoughts on Pedro, Nomar, Manny, Mueller, and Theo. From the supposed Curse of the Bambino to f###in' Bucky Dent to the recent off-season battle for Alex Rodriguez, Sox fans have seen it all since 1918...except for that elusive World Championship. Baseball history has transformed these fans into a "nation" -- not to mention the most dedicated, knowledgeable fanbase on the planet.
Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, proud members of Red Sox Nation, will chronicle the 2004 baseball season from spring training to the last game of the season -- the important plays, the controversial managerial decisions, the significant front office moves, and the spectacular finish (whether heartbreaking or joyous). Attending games together, keeping a running diary of observations and arguments, and occasionally evoking great or tragic events in Red Sox history. King and O'Nan will cheer on their beloved team with the eternal hope that this just might be the year. If you don't have season ticket box seats right behind the firstbase dugout, you can't beat Faithful.
"Faithful is ultimately a quasi-religious book about what all great religions should be founded upon: love -- in all its blindness and terror and euphoria and purity and, yes, addiction."
-- Dennis Lehane, Entertainment WeeklyAbout the Authors
Stewart O'Nan's novels include Snow Angels, The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying, and The Night Country. Granta has named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark No Stars, Blockade Billy, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels, Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey's Story and Bag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, was recently re-released in a tenth anniversary edition. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was inducted as a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.