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Stephen King


7 Mar, 1981

Roadwrk1Again under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King publishes Roadwork. Set in a Midwestern city, a grieving man is driven to mental instability when he finds his home is to be demolished to construct an interstate highway.

I think it was an effort to make some sense of my mother’s painful death the year before – a lingering cancer had taken her off inch by painful inch. Following this death I was left both grieving and shaken by the apparent senselessness of it all… Roadwork tries so hard to be good and find some answers to the conundrum of human pain.