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Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties


Book Overview: Sleeping Beauties

In this spectacular New York Times bestselling father/son collaboration that "barrels along like a freight train" (Publishers Weekly), 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 wanted 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 woman's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

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Publication Date2018
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Owen King is an accomplished American author, recognized for his keen narratives and compelling characters that intertwine life's complexities with a hint of supernatural elements. Born on February 21, 1977, he hails from a lineage of literary stalwarts, being the son of acclaimed author Stephen King and novelist Tabitha King. Owen’s unique, evocative writing style exhibits a rich blend of his parents’ influence and his own indelible narrative voice. King's literary debut, "We're All in This Together," a collection of short stories, was published in 2005, showcasing his deftness in condensing intricate plot lines into shorter forms of literature. His first full-length novel, "Double Feature," published in 2013, gained positive critical acclaim for its rich prose and deep character development. Yet, it was his collaborative novel with father Stephen, "Sleeping Beauties," that propelled him into the global literary scene. Owen's contribution to the literary world extends beyond his own books, reflected in the several anthologies and magazines where his short stories and essays have been featured. Despite being born under the shadow of towering literary figures, Owen King has carved out a distinctive place for himself in the world of fiction, becoming an inspiring figure for aspiring authors. His works continue to enthral readers globally, solidifying his status as an extraordinary storyteller.
Stephen King
Stephen King is an acclaimed American author, known for his extensive works in the horror and supernatural fiction genres. Born on September 21, 1947, King has published over 60 novels and around 200 short stories, many of which have been adapted into movies, miniseries, and television series. Some of his most famous novels include "The Shining," "It," "The Dark Tower" series, and "Carrie," his debut novel which catapulted him into the global spotlight. Recognized for his prolific writing and significant contribution to literature, King has received awards such as the Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Award, and the National Medal of Arts. Despite his focus on terror-inducing scenarios, his works often delve into the complexity of human nature, showcasing his keen understanding of character development.


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