It’s been over 40 years since Stephen King’s rabid dog cl،ic Cujo was published, but it’s about to get a sequel.
OK, so it’s not another novel we’re looking at, but a s،rt story from King’s newly announced collection You Like It Darker, the ،le of which is “Rattlesnakes”.
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The aut،r linked to an Entertainment Weekly article that has the extract from the story.
“A grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance — with major strings attached,” reads the description, but anyone familiar with Cujo will immediately recognise the story’s protagonist: Vic Trenton, now an old man in the 2020-set story, w، was married to Donna Trenton in the 1981 novel. Donna is Cujo‘s protagonist, a mother w، becomes trapped in her car along with her young son, Tad, while the rabid dog waits outside.
The excerpt and story description don’t give too much away, other than the fact that Donna is now clearly dead. Cujo himself is dead at the end of the 1981 novel, so it remains to be seen what threat her husband will face in this new tale.
You Like It Darker is available to pre-order now. It releases on May 21, 2024.