Guess what? King and his son Owen collaborated on a horror novel and it’s scheduled to hit shelves 9/26!! I am so freakin’ excited!! The true cover hasn’t been revealed yet but it’s going to be over 700 pages so you know what that means…
Here’s what we know from SyFy Wire:
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
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 father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
Doesn’t it sound good? You can read the full article here.
So, mark your calendars for September 26th because I’m almost certain I’ll start a read-along for this one.