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The Resource Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King

Label
Doctor Sleep
Title
Doctor Sleep
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
After decades as an itinerant alcoholic, middle-aged Dan Torrance uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a twelve-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals
Theme
Storyline
Pace
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Character
Award
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, 2013.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10216783
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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King, Stephen
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
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760
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
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  • Good and evil
  • Psychic ability
Target audience
adult
Label
Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051853152
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
783 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410462442
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013032931
System control number
(OCoLC)854610142
Label
Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051853152
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
783 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410462442
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013032931
System control number
(OCoLC)854610142

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