Doctor Sleep - The Shining (Paperback)Stephen King (author)
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!
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...
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 40 mm
'King's own supplies of creative steam show little sign of being depleted.' - The Sunday Times
'A powerful sequel to The Shining' - The Observer
'King finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty' - The Guardian
'All the virtues of his best work' - Margaret Atwood, The New York Times
'A gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt' - The Financial Times
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