“What might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?”
In association with Blackwell’s, the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club is very excited to announce an evening in conversation with Owen King at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd November.
Join us, as Owen guides us through the apocalyptic landscape of Sleeping Beauties and tells us more about this amazing collaboration with his father, Stephen King.
Blackwell’s, 50-51 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6EP, 020 7292 5100
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?
All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent…
In the small town of Dooling, West Virginia, the virus is spreading through a women’s prison, affecting all the inmates except one. Soon, word spreads about the mysterious Evie, who seems able to sleep – and wake. Is she a medical anomaly or a demon to be slain?
The abandoned men, left to their increasingly primal devices, are fighting each other, while Dooling’s Sheriff, Lila Norcross, is just fighting to stay awake.
And the sleeping women are about to open their eyes to a new world altogether…