The Green Mile is a novel by the American writer Stephen King, published in 1996. The protagonist Paul Edgecombe is a former jail keeper of the Cold Mountain Penitentiary. He worked at the Geen Mile block where criminals sentenced to death were kept. Each person in the block is unpredictable: maniacs, sadists, murderers are in wait of their dying hour. But there is also John Coffey among them, a giant possessing mystical abilities, and thanks to him Paul faces the impossible.