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As the women of the world sleep, the world awakens to a new and frightening reality…

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.

If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place…

The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing novel. Although Stephen has collaborated before, notably with Peter Straub for the bestselling novels The Talisman and Black House, this is the first full-length collaboration between father and son writing partnership, Stephen King and Owen King.

Known to many as the father of modern horror writing, Stephen King is the voice of the underbelly of small-town America for a generation of readers. Making his name as the author of cult classics (with an equally strong legacy of film adaptations) including  Carrie, The Shining, The Green Mile, IT, The Stand, Pet Sematary, Under the Dome and The Tommyknockers as well as the bestselling Dark Tower series.

Owen King is best known as the author of the short story collection We’re All in this Together which the Independent called a ‘stupendous’ analysis of America’s angry pulse in a collection where ‘no one gets out… unscathed.’


Number of pages: 736 
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 50 mm