It was produced for a dinner celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Carrie on April 6, 1999 at the Tavern on the Green in New York. This prized pamphlet has an interesting history.. The chapbook (a pocket sized booklet) has a stitched cover with a total of 22 pages. The New Lieutenants Rap was later published in Kings collection, Hearts in Atlantis, but that version is substantially shorter. 150 signed copies were brought to the event and 108 randomly numbered copies were distributed.All the books were inserted into envelopes covered with silver peace symbols hand stamped on them. Some had 3, 4 or 5 as they were placed arbitrarily. Also dispersed at the dinner were. A signed copy of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (in honor of the 25th anniversary of Carrie).
A silver Peace Sign pendant with a silver necklace in a box with bow on top. A stapled 4 page 25 question trivia quiz. Approximately 28-42 copies of the The New Lieutenants Rap chapbook were left on the tables by forgetful guests and thrown out that night. None were recovered from the trash. Rumor has it that King was so disappointed that some guests did this, that he took the remaining 380+ copies and placed them in his office safe in Bangor, Maine where they remain to this day.
There was an unsuccessful break-in attempt at Kings office in June 2000 but the chapbooks remained untouched. There have been approximately 5 copies donated to Bangor public library since then. Of the 500, that is a very small number of copies in private hands. Who knows what the author plans to do with the remaining copies.
Perhaps they will remain locked away forever like something from a Stephen King story? Larry Fire / The Fire Wire. The item "The New Lieutenants Rap SIGNED by STEPHEN KING / 22 page chapbook / VERY RARE" is in sale since Monday, January 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature". The seller is "jonasthebean" and is located in Sag Harbor, New York.
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