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The Institute
 

The Institute (Hardback)

By King, Stephen

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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 9781982110567
Barcode 9781982110567
Published 10 September 2019 by Scribner Book Company
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781982110567
ISBN-10 1982110562
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribner Book Company
Imprint Scribner Book Company
Publication Date 10 September 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By King, Stephen
Category Adventure / Thriller
Horror & Ghost Stories
Number of Pages 576
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 46mm
Weight 880g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Horror fiction, Kidnapping, Missing children, Child abuse, Psychic ability
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for The Institute: King wows with the most gut-wrenching tale of kids triumphing over evil since It....Tapping into the minds of the young characters, King creates a sense of menace and intimacy that will have readers spellbound...Not a word is wasted in this meticulously crafted novel, which once again proves why King is the king of horror. --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review.

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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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