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From legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting story about “an ordinary man in an extraordinary condition rising above hatred” (The Washington Post) and bringing the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine together—a “joyful, uplifting” (Entertainment Weekly) tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences, “the sign of a master elevating his own legendary game yet again” (USA TODAY).

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face—including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

“Written in masterly Stephen King’s signature translucent…this uncharacteristically glimmering fairy tale calls unabashedly for us to rise above our differences” (Booklist, starred review). Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, an “elegant whisper of a story” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), “perfect for any fan of small towns, magic, and the joys and challenges of doing the right thing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2018
October 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
8.8
MB

Customer Reviews

J.T.Gibson ,

Everyone’s a critic

Learning to make peace with whatever horror life throws at you isn’t a bad lesson to take to heart; eventually, we all drift off alone into the void.

Silverstein13 ,

Not the King you want

Thankfully (maybe?), I had read other King novels that live up to his reputation before I read this because this was an absolute disappointment.

I found the plot initially interesting and was curious to read more, but then it just became absolutely stupid and I couldn’t believe that I was 1) reading a King novel, and 2) still continuing to read this book. I kept reading to see if it got better at the end, but it didn’t.

I felt like I wasted my money and my time with this. Like others have said, it felt incomplete and something that King just published as a throw-away to get publishers/agents off his back before the next masterpiece.

SilverFrog ,

Simple and Moving

First time King made me cry. Just what I needed while waiting for his next full length novel. No one strings together words quite as effectively as the master of prose himself.

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