Sleeping Beauties (Hardcover)

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Stephen King and Owen King will be in conversation at the Riverside Theater on Saturday, September 30,  8 pm for their new book, "Sleeping Beauties." Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 16, 12 Noon, with a special presale June 14. Details for the presale on Boswell or Pabst Theater Group newsletter. Please note, this event will sell out very, very quickly. And also please note, there is not autographing session for this event and we cannot take signing requests.

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In this spectacular father/son collaboration, 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, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare.

One woman, the mysterious "Eve Black," is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world.

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781501163401
ISBN-10: 150116340X
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 720
Language: English