The Woman in the Room

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"The Woman in the Room"
AuthorStephen King
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)Tragedy short story
Published inNight Shift
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Publication date1978

"The Woman in the Room" is a short story by Stephen King, first published in King's 1978 collection Night Shift.

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Narrated from the perspective of a man burdened with deep remorse, pain, and his demons, the story concerns his decision to euthanize his terminally ill mother with painkillers.

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Director Frank Darabont began his film career by adapting this story into a short film in 1983. Darabont sent King a query letter in 1980 asking for permission to adapt the story. King agreed because he thought that students adapting short stories into films was a good idea.[1]

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  1. ^ Lilja, Hans. "Interview with Frank Darabont". Retrieved 6 February 2007.

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