Dark Societies: In Conversation with Owen King

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place…

The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, SLEEPING BEAUTIES is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

On 22nd November Owen King dropped by at Blackwell’s Bookshop (UK) to talk about his latest novel, ‘Sleeping Beauties.’ Collaboratively written with his father Stephen King, Owen talks about where the idea came from, how he pitched it to his dad, the writing experience and answers questions from the London public. What’s Owen’s views if all the MEN in the world fell asleep? What music would he listen to in a post apocalyptic setting? What is he reading now? All this and more!

Presented by Dark Societies. Filmed by STORGY.

STAY TUNED THIS WEEKEND FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH OWEN KING!

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