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Stephen King, author of Sleeping Beauties

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, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Week of September 17, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of September 17th include WHAT HAPPENED, in which Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history; SLEEPING BEAUTIES, a spectacular father/son collaboration in which Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?; SOURDOUGH, Robin Sloan's highly anticipated novel (following MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE) about an overworked and under-socialized software engineer discovering a calling and a community as a baker; and THE BOOK OF SEPARATION by Tova Mirvis, the memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly mapless world.