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The Institute

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as
Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of
It,
The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
Portrait
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes 
The Institute,
Elevation,
The Outsider, 
Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: 
End of Watch, 
Finders Keepers, and 
Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 
11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by 
The New York Times Book Review and won the 
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works 
The Dark Tower, 
It,
Pet Sematary, and 
Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with 
It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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Medium CD
Erscheinungsdatum 01.01.2019
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781508279068
Hersteller Simon & Schuster N.Y.
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Fr. 53.90
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