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'Stephen King's slim new novel tackles weighty matters' - New York Post Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That's why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition: he's losing weight, without getting thinner, and the scales register the same when he is in his clothes or out of them, however heavy they are. Scott also has new neighbours, who have opened a 'fine dining experience' in town, although it's an experience being shunned by the locals; Deidre McComb and her wife Missy Donaldson don't exactly fit in with the…mehr

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Produktbeschreibung
'Stephen King's slim new novel tackles weighty matters' - New York Post Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That's why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition: he's losing weight, without getting thinner, and the scales register the same when he is in his clothes or out of them, however heavy they are. Scott also has new neighbours, who have opened a 'fine dining experience' in town, although it's an experience being shunned by the locals; Deidre McComb and her wife Missy Donaldson don't exactly fit in with the community's expectations. And now Scott seems trapped in a feud with the couple over their dogs dropping their business on his lawn. Missy may be friendly, but Deidre is cold as ice. As the town prepares for its annual Thanksgiving 12k run, Scott starts to understand the prejudices his neighbours face and he tries to help. Unlikely alliances form and the mystery of Scott's affliction brings out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others. From master storyteller Stephen King, our 'most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work' (Guardian), comes this timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. Compelling and eerie, Elevation is as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as 'It's a Wonderful Life.' Includes illustrations © Mark Edward Geyer.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 748067
  • Seitenzahl: 192
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 131mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 143g
  • ISBN-13: 9781529308419
  • ISBN-10: 1529308410
  • Artikelnr.: 57537936
Autorenporträt
Stephen King wird am 21. September 1947 in Portland, Maine, geboren. Als er zwei Jahre alt ist verlässt der Vater die Familie, und die Mutter muss King und seinen Bruder mit wechselnden Jobs durchbringen. Durch das Erfinden von Horrorgeschichten will King, der sich stets als Außenseiter empfindet, der Langeweile des ländlichen Lebens entfliehen. Seinen ersten Kontakt mit Horrorliteratur bekommt er, als er eine Kiste mit Horror- und Science-fiction-Büchern im Haus seiner Tante entdeckt. Bereits im Alter von sieben Jahren beginnt King mit ersten eigenen Schreibversuchen. - Von 1966 bis 1970 studiert King Englische Literatur an der University of Maine und arbeitet anschließend als Englischlehrer. Nach den Erfolgen seiner ersten Romane "Carrie" und "Brennen muss Salem" 1974, widmet sich King nur noch seiner Karriere als Schriftsteller. Er veröffentlicht einige Romane unter dem Pseudonym Richard Bachman, "nur um zu testen, ob sich meine Bücher auch gut verkaufen lassen, wenn nicht Stephen King auf dem Umschlag steht" (King). Er ist der meistgelesene Horror-Autor der Welt. In den internationalen Bestsellerlisten ist er Dauergast, oft mit mehreren Titeln gleichzeitig. - Seit 1980 lebt King mit seiner Frau Tabitha, die ebenfalls als Schriftstellerin erfolgreich ist, und seinen drei Kindern in einem viktorianischen Herrensitz in Bangor/Maine. Stephen King ist der populärste Schriftsteller der Vereinigten Staaten und der meistgelesene Horrorautor der Welt. Von seinen Romanen wurden bereits 100 Millionen Exemplare verkauft. Viele davon wurden erfolgreich verfilmt.
Rezensionen
"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 review

"[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 review

"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 review

"Joyful, uplifting, and tinged with sadness."
-Entertainment Weekly

"There's a sweetness that feels like something new for King. It's heavy out there right now. Here's something that's not."
-Gilbert Cruz, The New York Times Book Review

"Delightful...What the slim volume lacks in weight, it makes up in pathos...As Carey's weight approaches zero and his center of gravity shifts, the book lifts off to an unforgettable and deeply moving conclusion."
-Susannah Cahalan, The New York Post

"A quick, satisfying read... the sign of a master simply elevating his own legendary game yet again."
-Brian Truitt, USA Today

"A slim book about an ordinary man in an extraordinary condition rising above hatred and learning to live with tact and dignity."
-Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved 'constant readers.' [King is] a storyteller still at the top of his game. Elevation is a magical tale that entertains and manages to say a little something about the state of our culture in 2018."
-Rob Merrill, Associated Press

"This is not an offering to be missed. The master is at his impressive best here, and given a chance, it's a societal story that could actually live up to its title."
-Tom Mayer, The Mountain Times

"If you're one of those book lovers daunted by the sheer heft of some of Stephen King's work, take heart. His tiny new novel, Elevation, clocks in at 146 pages of a story that at first sounds like a dream come true...What happens when gravity can't hold you down? The answer comes from King's mind. Enjoy Elevation for what it is: a story about something impossible happening to an otherwise pretty ordinary man."
-Amanda St. Amand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A melancholy, moving fairytale of sorts, about how tolerance, understanding and forgiveness lift all spirits - figuratively and literally. "
-Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News

"A welcome antidote to the angry rhetoric of our day."
-Michael Berry, The San Francisco Chronicle

"The kind of story you could inhale in a leisurely hour... rewarding and philosophically complex piece of work, offering both social critique and a meditation on how our different experiences shape our minds."
-Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic

"A resident with a mystical ailment begins spreading exuberance and kindness, the side effects of his unusual affliction...[a] somber, sweet novella."
-People magazine
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