A first! I'm going to go hear Stephen King and his son, Owen, tonight at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee!
The event is part of their tour for their new jointly written and recently released book, Sleeping Beauties. (Just released and it's #1 in several categories and #16 overall on Amazon.)
Sounds interesting and strange. The premise: what would happen if women disappeared?
We'll see... I really want to hear the two of them, and here's hoping I get one of the signed copies! I'll be sharing more on the blog, so be sure to check back!
About the book:
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? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world. - From Amazon