Cover & Synopsis: “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

Subterranean Press has posted the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Gift Edition).

Here’s the synopsis:

Published by Cemetery Dance.

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance 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. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

The exclusive Cemetery Dance Special Limited Edition of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King will be published in three states, all of them printed in two colors and bound in fine materials.

Special Features Exclusive to this Collector’s Edition:

  • deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two-color interior printing
  • six color paintings by Vincent Chong printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book
  • twenty black & white full page illustrations and six black & white spot illustrations by Erin S. Wells
  • high-quality embossed endpapers and fine bindings for all three editions
  • full-color signature sheets in the signed editions
  • extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the print run of the trade hardcover edition from Scribner — and you will NOT find our edition in chain bookstores!

Gift: 1750 deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom slipcase

One thought on “Cover & Synopsis: “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King”

  1. King writes a diatribe about gun violence, but owns guns; then in the wake of the massacre, writes and publishes a book about torturing young children and in nearly every book he writes people are brutally murdered, tortured, and killed in myriad ways. At any rate, having slogged through his heavier tomes, the man just doesn’t know how to end a story. I mean, come on, the “hand of God” detonates a nuclear bomb? A giant spider is the representation of cosmic evil? I have no doubt this will not end well either.

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