Sleeping Beauties, the highly anticipated novel co-authored by Stephen King and son, Owen King, has received a release date from Scribner. According to the book’s newly uploaded pre-order page on Amazon, the title will be released on September 26th, 2017.
In addition, the page now also boasts a full story synopsis.
A spectacular father/son collaboration like no other, 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.
We are also pleased to report that the novel comes in at over 700 pages! The US release is listed at 720 pages, while the UK version tops off at 704.
Sleeping Beauties will be the second King collaboration to be released this year. Gwendy’s Button Box co-authored by Richard Chizmar is slated for a May 30th release.
To pre-order your copy of Sleeping Beauties, click here.