My main source for everything Stephen King, The Fire Wire, posted this great image of the cover to Stephen King’s upcoming book by Scribner Publishing, Doctor Sleep.
You remember Danny right? The kid who rode his big wheel around a haunted hotel, saw a naked dead lady in the tub, got spooked by two creepy looking twins and then ran away from his axe-wielding Dad in a hedge maze on a snowy night, only to leave him there to freeze to death. That Danny. Well he is all growed up now and this is the sequel to THAT story. Take a look at the official synopsis below.
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. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
The book, which has a LOT to live up to, but being that it is Stephen King, I’m SURE it will be fantastic, will be available on 9/24/13. You can preorder the standard version HERE.