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Doctor Sleep : a novel / Stephen King.

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  • ISBN: 9781476727653
  • ISBN: 1476727651
  • Physical Description: 531 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note: Series numeration from Goodreads.com.
Sequel to: The shining.
Formatted Contents Note: Prefatory matters. Lockbox ; Rattlesnake ; Mama -- Abra. Welcome to Teenytown ; Bad numbers ; Spoons ; Paging Doctor Sleep ; The true knot ; Weird radio -- Empty devils. "Have you seen me?" ; Abra's theory of relativity ; The voices of our dead friends ; Glass ornaments ; Thome 25 ; They call it steam -- Matters of life and death. Cloud Gap ; Crow ; Swapsies ; That which was forgotten ; Bitchgirl -- Roof 'o the world. Going west ; Ghostie people -- Until you sleep. Anniversary ; Until you sleep.
Summary, etc.: 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, where he finds 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.
Subject: Good and evil > Fiction.
New Hampshire > Fiction.
Genre: Psychic ability > Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Suspense fiction.