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Stephen King to revisit The Shining
19.09.12 | Katie Allen
Stephen King is to revisit his classic horror novel The Shining in a new title lined up for next year.
Doctor Sleep will follow Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel.
Editor Philippa Pride acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Chuck Verrill of Darhansoff & Verrill. The title will be published in hardback on 24th September 2013. King also reads the prologue from the novel on the CD and digital download of his novel The Wind Through the Keyhole.
The publisher said: "This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon."
Danny, now middle-aged, has been drifting for decades before settling an a New Hampshire town, an AA community where he takes a job at a nursing home where his remnant ‘shining’ power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying.
Dan meets Abra Stone, a young girl with "the brightest shining ever seen". He and Abra must confront The True Knot, quasi-immortals who live off the ‘steam’ that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.