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A spectacular father/son collaboration like no other, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? 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...

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Synopsis

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, Owen King

In the small town of Dooling, West Virginia, a virus is spreading through a women's prison, affecting all 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...

The first hardback print run of Sleeping Beauties will have FOUR secret hidden-on-the-board covers featuring enchanting foiled illustrations. The one you receive will be random, but all are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Reviews

The prose never loses its vitality and humour; the ideas are always intriguing; and there's no gainsaying the adventurousness and ambition * The Times * This delicious first collaboration between Stephen King (Doctor Sleep) and his son Owen (Intro to Alien Invasion) is a horror-tinged realistic fantasy that imagines what could happen if most of the women of the world fall asleep, leaving men on their own...The authors
writing is seamless and naturally flowing

...once the action begins, it barrels along like a freight train' * Publishers Weekly * Easily devoured, and I look forward to the next book from either or both Kings eagerly.... One of my favourite books of the year. * Sci-Fi Bulletin * A bulging, colourful epic; a super-sized happy meal, liberally salted with supporting characters and garnished with splashes of arterial ketchup. -- Xan Brooks * Guardian * 'A beauty of a horror tale...The first epic collaboration between Stephen King and son Owen King is ambitious, heartbreaking and, when it comes to its central horrors, all too timely...The Kings create a thought-provoking work that examines a litany of modern-day issues * USA Today * No longer content with dominating the horror genre for decades, Stephen King now seems set on creating top-notch chillers as a family business....kick-started by a very Kingish high concept...made immersively believable by the usual Kingian control of a vast cast of brilliantly drawn characters. Bravo * Daily Mail *


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Book Info

Publication date

26th September 2017

Author

Stephen King, Owen King

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
736 pages

Categories

Horror
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Horror & ghost stories
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781473665194

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