- Author: Stephen King
- Artist: Vincent Chong & Erin S. Wells
- Page Count: 534
- Pub. Date: October 29, 2013
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-401-3
- Status: Out of Print
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Doctor Sleep: The Deluxe Special Edition
by Stephen King
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR COLLECTORS:
The Lettered Edition sold out in 75 minutes, the Limited Edition sold out in 4.5 hours, and the Gift Edition sold out exactly one week after it was announced, which is the fastest a Stephen King Gift Edition has ever sold out for us.
About this Deluxe Special Edition:
Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to announce our Deluxe Special Limited Edition of Stephen King's new novel, Doctor Sleep.
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—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 "steam" that children with the shining 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 father'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 "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra'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.
The exclusive Cemetery Dance Special Limited Edition of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King will be published in three states, all of them printed in two colors and bound in fine materials.
Special Features Exclusive to this Collector's Edition:
• deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two-color interior printing
• full color cover artwork by Vincent Chong
• six color paintings by Vincent Chong printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book
• twenty black & white full page illustrations and six black & white spot illustrations by Erin S. Wells
• illustrated endpapers for the Gift Edition by legendary horror artist Glenn Chadbourne
• high-quality endpapers and fine bindings for all three editions
• full-color signature sheets in the signed editions
• extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the print run of the trade hardcover edition from Scribner — and you will NOT find our edition in chain bookstores!
Ordering Multiple Copies:
There is a limit of one (1) Limited Edition and one (1) Lettered Edition per person or household. There is currently no limit on the Gift Edition, although that might be changed in the near future due to the low print run. Please note that we cannot combine multiple orders later on, so if you want to save on shipping, please place one order for all of the editions you want.
Matching Numbers or Letters:
If you would like us to match your Number or your Letter from It: The 25th Anniversary Special Edition, you will need to REPLY to your Doctor Sleep order confirmation email and tell us right away what the Number and/or Letter is. If multiple people request the same Number or Letter, we will give that Number or Letter to the customer who can provide proof they still own that copy of It: The 25th Anniversary Special Edition when it is time to ship Doctor Sleep.
General Shipping Information:
This is an oversized hardcover special edition protected by a custom-made slipcase or traycase, depending on the edition you order. This special edition must be shipped in a custom-made shipping box and we will be hiring extra staff just to ship these orders.
If you live in the US, we strongly recommend you select UPS as your shipping method and have your order shipped to a street address. Shipments via Media Mail are shipped at your own risk. There can be no replacements sent for damage or loss that occurs for packages shipped via Media Mail.
We charge what the post office will charge us to ship this item via Priority Mail International, which is the only method available for this book due to the size and weight. We estimate the shipping for the Gift Edition will be approximately $41 to Canada, $61 to the UK, and $60 to Australia — but postage costs to many locations may vary and are out of our control. Our online checkout system can estimate shipping for multiple copies, multiple editions, or other locations. Just add the editions you want to your cart and begin the checkout process. You will see your shipping estimate on the Payment & Shipping page. (You are under no obligation to finish checking out.) This method will result in a much quicker shipping estimate than calling or emailing our office.
Note About Contacting Our Office:
We cannot accept phone orders for this item. To ensure your order is processed correctly, please use our online shopping cart. If you have any questions about this item, please contact our office via email. We expect to be extremely busy responding to customer inquiries and general media requests for the next week, so it may take longer than normal for us to reply to you, but email is still the fastest way to get a response since we answer emails from the office and from home. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are a retailer, please note that standing orders do not apply for this item — you need to email our office for more information.
Published in three states:
• Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 1,750 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, and illustrated endpapers featuring an original drawing by Glenn Chadbourne ($95)
• Traycased Oversized Hardcover Signed Limited Edition of only 750 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a satin ribbon page marker and embossed endpapers, signed by Stephen King and all of the artists ($450)
• Oversized Signed Hardcover Lettered Edition of only 52 illustrated copies printed in two colors and bound in two different fine materials with gilded page edges, imported endpapers, a satin ribbon page marker, and protected in a custom deluxe box, signed by Stephen King and all of the artists ($2,500)
Stephen King has written more than forty novels and two hundred short stories. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and he also received the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit." Among his most recent worldwide bestsellers are Lisey's Story, Duma Key, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, and Full Dark, No Stars. His other releases from Cemetery Dance Publications include From a Buick 8, The Secretary of Dreams (Volume One), The Secretary of Dreams (Volume Two), Full Dark, No Stars, It: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition, and the World's First Edition of Blockade Billy. King lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Vincent Chong is an award-winning freelance illustrator and designer living in the UK. He has worked for clients around the world on projects ranging from book cover designs to website art, and has illustrated the works of renowned authors such as Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. In 2010 he released his first art book, Altered Visions: The Art of Vincent Chong. Vincent has also received the British Fantasy Award for 'Best Artist' on multiple occasions and has been shortlisted for the World Fantasy and BSFA Awards for ‘Best Artist'. You can learn more about Vincent at www.vincentchong-art.co.uk and vincentchongart.wordpress.com.
Erin S. Wells grew up on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, surrounded by corn fields, creeks and wooded hills. She earned a B.A. degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and an M.F.A. from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Erin now lives happily with her husband amongst the redwoods in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, and works as an illustrator and fine artist.
Dust Jacket Artwork & Designs
A few samples of the black & white artwork that is exclusive to the Cemetery Dance editions
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!