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Publisher Description


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.”

Mysteries & Thrillers
Stephen King
hr min
October 30
Simon & Schuster Audio

Customer Reviews

SC: kidd908 ,


It’s super deep and holds your attention! It was very hard to put this book down. I love the ending!

Dr. Crowley ,

Worst book ever

This book is nothing more than woke propaganda. For every one sentence of the actual story, there is a page of self righteous lecturing and virtue signaling. This is the last Stephen King book I'll ever buy. It's too bad because Stephen King was once a real author.

stopstealinmynickname ,

This book was short but...

Well worth the read. It’s kinda weird for Stephen king to have written the feel good story of the year, but I loved this book. I also loved the short story Laurie. Both stories brought me to the verge of tears. I was very touched during my reading of this book. This story seriously pulled on my heart strings. I also thought the premise was so good. I kinda wish that we could find or what was causing Scott’s affliction, but still a great book!

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