Doctor Sleep

Awards:   Winner of Goodreads Choice Awards: Horror 2013. Winner of This is Horror Novel of the Year 2013 (UK)
Author:   Stephen King
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN:  

9781444783247


Pages:   512
Publication Date:   22 May 2014
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Awards

  • Winner of Goodreads Choice Awards: Horror 2013.
  • Winner of This is Horror Novel of the Year 2013 (UK)

Overview

An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon. King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting DOCTOR SLEEP picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special twelve-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the 'steam' that children with the 'shining' produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him and a job at a nursing home where his remnant 'shining' power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes 'Doctor Sleep.' Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival . . .

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Author:   Stephen King
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint:   Hodder Paperback
Dimensions:   Width: 11.40cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 17.60cm
Weight:   0.276kg
ISBN:  

9781444783247


ISBN 10:   1444783246
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   22 May 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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A gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt * Financial Times * All the virtues of his best work * Margaret Atwood, New York Times * King finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty * Guardian, Book of the Week * A powerful sequel to The Shining * Observer * King's own supplies of creative steam show little sign of being depleted. * The Sunday Times *


King's own supplies of creative steam show little sign of being depleted. The Sunday Times


Author Information

Author Website:   http://www.stephenking.com

STEPHEN KING is the author of more than seventy books, all worldwide bestsellers. His recent titles include The Institute, which was described by the Sunday Express as a 'masterpiece', The Outsider (voted winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for best Mystery and Thriller 2018), and If It Bleeds. Many of his titles have been turned into celebrated films, TV series and streamed events including IT, 'a book which speaks to everybody' (Guardian), The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me. King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

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Author Website:   http://www.stephenking.com

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