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In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent...
In the small town of Dooling, West Virginia, the virus is spreading through a women's prison, affecting all the inmates except one. Soon, word spreads about the mysterious Evie, who seems able to sleep - and wake. Is she a medical anomaly or a demon to be slain?
The abandoned men, left to their increasingly primal devices, are fighting each other, while Dooling's Sheriff, Lila Norcross, is just fighting to stay awake.
And the sleeping women are about to open their eyes to a new world altogether...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first collaboration between master of suspense Stephen King and his son Owen is long but it’s worth every second of your time. A rural town is struck by a virus that plunges its female residents into comas, leaving the men more likely to destroy themselves than find a cure. The plot creeps along steadily at first, introducing a large cast of convincing characters, but no word is wasted and it accelerates towards a riveting climax that makes forceful points about gender dynamics.