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Doctor Sleep : a novel

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl 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 spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Paranormal fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen King
ISBN: 9781476727653 1476727651 9781451698855 1451698852 9781451698862 1451698860 147672766X 9781476727660
OCLC Number: 793575424
Description: 531 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Stephen King.

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The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl 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 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 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.

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