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The Institute
   

The Institute (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

By King, Stephen

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  • Pub Date
    23 Oct 19

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is King's gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don't always win.

ISBN 9781432870126
Barcode 9781432870126
Release Date 23 October 2019 by Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781432870126
ISBN-10 1432870122
Stock Release date is 23 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 23 Oct 2019
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Release Date 23 October 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By King, Stephen
Category Adventure / Thriller
Horror & Ghost Stories
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It--publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters. In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents--telekinesis and telepathy--who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, like the roach motel, Kalisha says. You check in, but you don't check out. In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don't, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute. As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King's gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don't always win.

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Author's Bio

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy, End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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