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The Resource The institute : a novel, Stephen King

The institute : a novel, Stephen King

Label
The institute : a novel
Title
The institute
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis' 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 10-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
Summary
Published to coincide with the release of <I>It: Chapter Two</I>, a supernatural thriller finds an abducted youth imprisoned in an inescapable institute, where teens with psychic abilities are subjected to torturous manipulation
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2019
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804735
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
I57 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing children
  • Psychic ability
  • Child abuse
  • Kidnapping
Target audience
adult
Label
The institute : a novel, Stephen King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
561 pages
Isbn
9781982110567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1113865912
  • (OCoLC)1113865912
Label
The institute : a novel, Stephen King
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
561 pages
Isbn
9781982110567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1113865912
  • (OCoLC)1113865912

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