Doctor Sleep: A Novel



Master storyteller Stephen King’s terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that may be “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times).

On highways across The us, a tribe of people known as the True Knot trip on the lookout for sustenance. They look harmless—most commonly old, loads of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they’re slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Put out of your mind 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. In any case, 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 an important final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it’s 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. That is an epic war between good and evil, glorious story as a way to thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy any individual new to this icon within the Stephen King canon.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, September 2013: What ever happened to Danny Torrance? For the 36 years since The Shining used to be first published, the answer has been left to our imaginations. In any case we meet up with Dan as his author envisions him: a incorrect middle-aged man with a tragic past — his special gift, “shining,” dulled with age and alcohol. He is “Doctor Sleep” now, a hospice worker who eases the end of patients’ lives. He also happens to be the one one who can assist somewhat girl with her own special gift. This isn’t simply The Shining II. Not only does this story stand by itself, it manages to magnify the supernatural quality that first drew us to young Danny, expanding its mystery and its intensity in a way that may even reach beyond this book into the remainder of the King-iverse… and beyond. (Easter egg alert: search for the nod to King’s son Joe Hill’s up to date book N0S4A2.) –Robin A. Rothman


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