"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
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 spunky twelve-year-old 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 devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in Stephen's canon.
Doctor Sleep, Stephen's acclaimed follow-up to The Shining, has reached the #1 position on the New York Times Best Seller Lists for print and ebook fiction (combined), hardcover fiction, and ebook fiction.
BBC.UK has posted an interview and video with Stephen discussing Doctor Sleep and other topics. BBC Arts editor, Will Gompertz, delves into Doctor Sleep’s inception, Stephen’s early career, and how The Shining will inevitably be compared to Doctor Sleep.
The September 13th issue of Entertainment Weekly contains a four page excerpt from Doctor Sleep. Please note: The excerpt is current only available in the print version of the magazine.
The Audiobook Read By Will Patton
Simon & Schuster Audio has published Doctor Sleep in multiple unabridged audiobook formats. Read by the accomplished Will Patton of Falling Skies, Doctor Sleep is now avaialble on iTunes and the retail links below.
Paris, France - 11.13 (MK2 Bibliothéque Book Signing) & 11.16 - SOLD OUT
Munich, Germany - 11.19
Hamburg, Germany - 11.20
Albin Michel and Heyne / Random House are proud to announce that Stephen will visit France and Germany to promote Doctor Sleep. With several events scheduled in both countries, The Constant Reader can rely on the page located at the link below for all news and updates related to the European Book Tour. Be sure to check back often as event details are still emerging.
Stephen is scheduled to make several live appearances in support of Doctor Sleep. See the link below for more information and stay up to date on Doctor Sleep book tour news using our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Cemetery Dance Publications will publish Deluxe Special Limited Editions of Stephen's new novel, Doctor Sleep. The edition will be published this September in three states, all of them printed in two colors and bound in fine materials.