First edition cover
|Subject||Baseball, Boston Red Sox|
|December 2, 2004|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
Faithful is a book co-written by Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan. It chronicles exchanges between King and O'Nan about the 2004 Boston Red Sox season, beginning with an e-mail in the summer of 2003, and throughout the 2004 season, from spring training to the World Series.
The book was dedicated to Victoria Snelgrove, an Emerson College student who was struck in the eye by a projectile fired by the Boston Police Department during crowd-control actions near Fenway Park following Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, resulting in her death approximately 12 hours later.
On May 4, 2007, The Boston Globe reported that HBO would be adapting the book into a six-part miniseries for 2008. In September 2008, King wrote, "The script is just goddamn hilarious." There is, however, no indication that such a miniseries was actually made.
- O'Nan, Stewart; King, Stephen (2004). Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle The Historic 2004 Season. Scribner. p. ix. ISBN 0743267524.
- "Commission Investigating the Death of Victoria Snelgrove" (PDF). cityofboston.gov: 14. May 25, 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 10, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2009 – via Wayback Machine.
- Red Sox brass make pitch for star treatment in HBO's 'Faithful'
- Red Sox "Faithful" Comes To HBO
- "Self Interview". Messages From Stephen. StephenKing.com. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
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