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Author King, Stephen, 1947- author.

Title Elevation / Stephen King ; [illustrations by Mark Edward Geyer].

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2018.
©2018

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Location Call No. Status
 Harris Library - Leisure  PS3561.I483 E44 2018    Available
 Levine Library - Leisure  PS3561.I483 E44 2018    Available
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description 146 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Castle Rock, Maine. Scott Carey has been steadily losing weight. He doesn't look different, and 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 just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. At home, Scott is engaged in an 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. They 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. As Scott tries to help the couple, 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. -- adapted from publisher info
"Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together--a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. 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. From Stephen King, our "most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work" (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as "It's a Wonderful Life.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Castle Rock (Me. : Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Maine -- Fiction.
Community life -- Fiction.
FICTION / Suspense.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Added Author Geyer, Mark, illustrator.
ISBN 9781982102319 hardcover
1982102314 hardcover
9781982102326 paperback
1982102322 paperback
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