Joyland is the 62nd book published by Stephen King; it is his 51st novel, and the 44th under his own name.

Like King's previous book The Colorado Kid, the book was released by Hard Case Crime.

The book was released on 4 June 2013.


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.