A beautiful edition of SLEEPING BEAUTIES, limited to 250 copies, signed by both the authors, with deluxe binding, slipcase and coloured endpapers available exclusively through Waterstones.
All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent...
In the small town of Dooling, West Virginia, the virus is spreading through a women's prison, affecting all in the inmates except one. Soon, word spreads about the mysterious Evie, who seems able to sleep - and wake. Is she a medical anomaly or a demon to be slain?
The abandoned men, left to their increasingly primal devices, are fighting each other, while Dooling's sheriff, Lila Norcross, is just fighting to stay awake. And the sleeping women are about to open their eyes to a new world altogether...
This is a spectacular father/son collaboration.
Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing novel. Although Stephen has collaborated before, notably with Peter Straub for the bestselling novels The Talisman and Black House, this is the first full-length collaboration between father and son writing partnership, Stephen King and Owen King.
Known to many as the father of modern horror writing, Stephen King is the voice of the underbelly of small-town America for a generation of readers. Making his name as the author of cult classics (with an equally strong legacy of film adaptations) including Carrie, The Shining, The Green Mile, IT, The Stand, Pet Sematary, Under the Dome and The Tommyknockers as well as the bestselling Dark Tower series.
Owen King is best known as the author of the short story collection We’re All in this Together which the Independent called a ‘stupendous’ analysis of America’s angry pulse in a collection where ‘no one gets out… unscathed.’
‘There are lots of writers who tell it like it is, but only a few who, with such commitment and intensity, tell it like it isn’t. King takes the weird and gives it weight. And yet, at the same time, his novels retain a lightness, a playfulness. They show us horrible things, but they also glow, I think, with King’s joy—with his pleasure and exhilaration in imagining.’ – The New Yorker
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 1086 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 59 mm
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“Very pleased with this book.10/10.”
As usual a fantastic book by Stephen King all the better for the collaboration of this son.10/10.
Awesome as usual in the style of king with his sons influence which is quirky. Loved it and couldn't put it down
“Too long ”
This was a book I was heartily glad to reach the end of. I didn’t dislike it completely, but compared with all the previous Stephen King novels I’ve read over the years, I found it to be unexiting and predictable. I... More
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