In the small town Haven, in Maine, the aspiring writer Roberta 'Bobbi' Anderson lives in an isolated house with her alcoholic boyfriend, the poet James "Gard" Gardner; and their dog Petey. While Gard is traveling to a poet's convention, she stumbles with a green stone and she becomes obsessed to excavate the object. Further, she overhears voices that teach her how to fix the heater and how to write a novel using a typewriter operated by telepathy. Meanwhile the postal worker Joe Paulson cheats on his wife Deputy Becka Paulson with his sexy coworker Nancy Voss. They also see the green light in the woods and Nancy becomes an inventor. Becka is advised by the host of a television live show that he husband is cheating on her and instructed how to kill him. The boy Hilly Brown is encouraged by his grandfather Ev Hillman to become a magician and he overhears voices that teach him new tricks. During a party, he makes his brother Davey Brown disappears and is not able to bring his back for ...
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
While speaking on the town bandstand during the Fourth of July celebration, Ruth Merrill mentions Joe Paulson and his wife "Becky." This is an error as the character's name is "Becka." At no other time (even in the novel) is the character called Becky. See more
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