Title Profile & Character Information

Joyland

Annotation
A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

"I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we're going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book." - Stephen King

Characters
NameJones, Devin
GenderMale
OccupationCollege student

GenreFiction
Thriller
Mystery
Coming of age
Horror
TopicsTheme parks
Summer
College students
Young men
Search for happiness
Murder
Ghosts
Break-ups
Serial killers
SettingNorth Carolina
Amusement park