NY, Scribner, (2006). The uncorrected proof copy of this apocalyptic novel that posits that a signal sent out over the global cell phone network turns all the cell phone users into mindless, vicious killers, precipitating the end of civilization. Inscribed by King to author John Irving and his family: "For John and all the Irvings - -- with all the best -- CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Steve King/ 12/22/05." King's inscription alludes to the Verizon cell phone ads that asked "Can you hear me now?" which is also one of the epigraphs for the book. An excellent association coy between two of the most popular American writers of the last 40 years, both of them New Englanders, although different in most other ways. An uncommon proof, and Stephen King association copies are extremely scarce. Near fine in wrappers. [#031704] SOLD

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