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Publisher Description

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting DOCTOR SLEEP picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, 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 . . .

Fiction & Literature
24 September
Hodder & Stoughton
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Clarky! ,

Smoke convert?

Awesome book, can they do a Kubrick style sequel?


leldelmege ,

Ahhhh at last !!!

It's been along time since I've stayed up most off the night fighting sleep and rubbing bleary eyes. The only bad part was I pushed thru so hard now I'm left trying to find another rare stay up allnighter book.

Fearless1951 ,

Doctor Sleep.

A top yarn, a great read.

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