As we get over the mid-week hump, it’s time for Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine). This meme asks us which book on the horizon we’re looking forward to reading.
This week, it’s a collaboration between one of my favorite authors and his son.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King
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 wildly provocative and gloriously absorbing.
I’ve already got the book on reserve at my local library and it will be published next Tuesday!