Elevation (Hardback)
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Elevation (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 30/10/2018
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Waterstones Says

King’s latest proves why the Guardian calls him ‘one of the great storytellers’. Set in the small-town America that King has made his own, it is an unexpectedly sweet celebration of common ground.

Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That's why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition: he's losing weight, without getting thinner, and the scales register the same when he is in his clothes or out of them, however heavy they are.

Scott also has new neighbours, who have opened a 'fine dining experience' in town, although it's an experience being shunned by the locals; Deidre McComb and her wife Missy Donaldson don't exactly fit in with the community's expectations. And now Scott seems trapped in a feud with the couple over their dogs dropping their business on his lawn. Missy may be friendly, but Deidre is cold as ice.

As the town prepares for its annual Thanksgiving 12k run, Scott starts to understand the prejudices his neighbours face and he tries to help. Unlikely alliances form and the mystery of Scott's affliction brings out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

From master storyteller Stephen King, our 'most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work' (Guardian), comes this timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. Compelling and eerie, Elevation is as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as 'It's a Wonderful Life.'

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473691520
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 222 x 164 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'King's late flowering continues with an understated novella about a man beset by a mysterious affliction.' - The Guardian

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Angela W

“Interesting”

Very light and interesting book. Unlike anything you would expect from King's books. Recommended.

Hardback edition
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“Short but sweet”

I really enjoyed this novella from Stephen King. Having read a lot of his work I found this a little out of the norm.
Scott Carey starts losing weight... but not a few pounds here or there, he starts becoming lighter... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
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“Short uplighting story”

Don't be fooled... this is not horror or a typical Stephen King, despite it being in the 'horror' section instore and on the website. Can be read in a few hours as only 132 pages despite it costing... More

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