In Stephen King's first story for Harper's Magazine, a middle-aged man named Sanderson brings his Alzheimer's-afflicted father to Applebee's for their weekly lunch, where for three years they have ordered the same food and had the same conversation. Just as Sanderson despairs of finding any shred of the man who raised him, he’s saved from a brutal assault to find his father wielding a weapon procured in a moment of lucidity.

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AuthorJoe Camillieri