Thorndike Press

Elevation

  • Stephen King
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  • ISBN-10: 1432858068
  • ISBN-13: 9781432858063
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 260 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2018
  • Simultaneous Publications

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Overview

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade — but escalating — battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face — including his own — he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Written in masterly King’s signature translucent style and set in one of his trademark locales, this uncharacteristically glimmering fairy tale calls unabashedly for us to rise above our differences . . . succinct, magical, timely . . . charming yet edgy.”

— Booklist (starred)

“In this surprisingly sweet and quietly melancholy short novel, King weaves an eerie, charming tale of the ways that strange circumstances can bring people together . . . King’s tender story is perfect for any fan of small towns, magic, and the joys and challenges of doing the right thing.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“[An] elegant whisper of a story . . . [Scott] finds a memorable and quite beautiful, really way to depart a town made all the better for his presence.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“There’s a sweetness that feels like something new for King. It’s heavy out there right now. Here’s something that’s not.”

— The New York Times Book Review