Master of Horror Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instant #1 New York Times bestseller about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl whom he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
THE OVERLOOK HOTEL was where his boyhood gift for shining opened a door to hell. Dan Torrance is a man now, but ghosts of the Overlook— and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting for decades. Now, sustained by an AA community in a New Hampshire town, Dan comforts the dying at a nursing home, where they call him “Doctor Sleep.” But before his remnant power can fade forever, Dan meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone, whose spectacular gift pulls him into an epic war with an otherworldly tribe that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to battle for the young girl’s soul and survival.
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy—Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Finders Keepers, and End of Watch; the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams; Revival; Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York TimesBook Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic series, The Dark Tower, is the basis for a major motion picture from Sony. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.