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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?
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...
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?
Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
There is plenty of Kingian horrific, almost apocalyptic, violence, larded with the supernatural and his usual easy command of character and dialogue. Seven-hundred fat pages of King heaven - and hell. - West Australian
Sleeping Beauties is an intriguing spin on the Grimm fairytale, ably balancing the supernatural, religion and gender politics. - Science Fiction CommentaryA SPECTACULAR father/son collaboration like no other - Mildura MidweekThe identifiable everyday and the supernatural are fully meshed in SLEEPING BEAUTIES and it's a testament to the writers skill that soon we don't question when the otherworldly inclusions appear. - Murder & Mayhem Book ClubWhile this book contains a fascinating plot device and an imaginative examination of how the world would react to it, at its heart it is an intriguing examination of the relationship between genders. Thought provoking and intense, this is one of the must-reads of 2017. - Canberra Weekly
ISBN: 9781473665200 ISBN-10: 1473665205 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 704 Published: 26th September 2017 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.
Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.