How could you not be stocked for Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining? If you are, be prepared to wait though. A September 24, 2013 date has been posted as the official first publication date for â€œDoctor Sleep,â€ a sequel to â€œThe Shining,â€ reports author Stephen Kingâ€™s official website. The sequel follows Danny Torrance, Jackâ€™s son from â€œThe Shiningâ€, as an adult.
Hereâ€™s the official plot: â€œOn highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmlessâ€”mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the â€œsteamâ€ that children with the â€œshiningâ€ produce when they are slowly tortured to death.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his fatherâ€™s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant â€œshiningâ€ power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes â€œDoctor Sleep.â€
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Danâ€™s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abraâ€™s soul and survival. 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.â€œ