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Sleeping Beauties

A Novel

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare.

One woman, the mysterious "Eve Black," is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world.

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.
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"Stephen King and son team up for a beauty of a horror tale [that is] epic, ambitious, heartbreaking and, when it comes to its central horrors, all too timely. Sleeping Beauties melds the elder King's talent for exploring the darker sides of human nature when people are thrust into terrifying situations with his youngest son's gift for juggling multiple genres and complex characters. The final chapters bring all their skills together in a fast-paced, explosive finale and emotional aftermath. A thought-provoking work that examines a litany of modern-day issues."-- USA Today
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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 and 
It 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.

Owen King is the author of the novel 
Double Feature and 
We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories. He is the coauthor of 
Intro to Alien Invasion and the coeditor of 
Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. He lives in Upstate New York with his wife, the writer Kelly Braffet, and their daughter.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 720
Erscheinungsdatum 26.09.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5011-6340-1
Verlag Simon + Schuster
Maße (L/B/H) 24.1/16.4/6.3 cm
Gewicht 1154 g
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