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Elevation

A Novel

“Written in masterly King’s signature translucent style and set in one of his trademark locales, this uncharacteristically glimmering fairy tale calls unabashedly for us to rise above our differences… succinct, magical, timely...charming yet edgy."

— Booklist, STARRED review

“[An] elegant whisper of a story…[Scott] finds a
memorable—and quite beautiful, really
way to depart a town made all the better for his presence.”

—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

“In this surprisingly sweet and quietly melancholy short novel, King weaves an eerie, charming tale of the ways that strange circumstances can bring people together…King’s tender story is perfect for any fan of small towns, magic, and the joys and challenges of doing the right thing.”

—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

 

“Joyful, uplifting, and tinged with sadness.”

—Entertainment Weekly

"There’s a sweetness that feels like something new for King. It’s heavy out there right now. Here’s something that’s not.”

—Gilbert Cruz,
The New York Times Book Review

“Delightful…What the slim volume lacks in weight, it makes up in pathos...As Carey’s weight approaches zero and his center of gravity shifts, the book lifts off to an unforgettable and deeply moving conclusion.”

—Susannah Cahalan, The New York Post

“A quick, satisfying read... the sign of a master simply elevating his own legendary game yet again.”

—Brian Truitt, USA Today

"A slim book about an ordinary man in an extraordinary condition rising above hatred and learning to live with tact and dignity."

—Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved ‘constant readers.' [King is] a storyteller still at the top of his game.
Elevation is a magical tale that entertains and manages to say a little something about the state of our culture in 2018.”

—Rob Merrill, Associated Press

“This is not an offering to be missed. The master is at his impressive best here, and given a chance, it’s a societal story that could actually live up to its title.”

—Tom Mayer, The Mountain Times

“If you’re one of those book lovers daunted by the sheer heft of some of Stephen King’s work, take heart. His tiny new novel,
Elevation, clocks in at 146 pages of a story that at first sounds like a dream come true...What happens when gravity can’t hold you down? The answer comes from King’s mind. Enjoy
Elevation for what it is: a story about something impossible happening to an otherwise pretty ordinary man.”

—Amanda St. Amand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A melancholy, moving fairytale of sorts, about how tolerance, understanding and forgiveness lift all spirits — figuratively and literally. "

—Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News

"A welcome antidote to the angry rhetoric of our day."

—Michael Berry, The San Francisco Chronicle

"The kind of story you could inhale in a leisurely hour... rewarding and philosophically complex piece of work, offering both social critique and a meditation on how our different experiences shape our minds.”

—Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic

“A resident with a mystical ailment begins spreading exuberance and kindness, the side effects of his unusual affliction…[a] somber, sweet novella.”

—People magazine
Rezension
"Written in masterly King's signature translucent style and set in one of his trademark locales, this uncharacteristically glimmering fairy tale calls unabashedly for us to rise above our differences... succinct, magical, timely...charming yet edgy."
- Booklist, STARRED review

"[An] elegant whisper of a story...[Scott] finds a memorable-and quite beautiful, really-way to depart a town made all the better for his presence."
-Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

"In this surprisingly sweet and quietly melancholy short novel, King weaves an eerie, charming tale of the ways that strange circumstances can bring people together...King's tender story is perfect for any fan of small towns, magic, and the joys and challenges of doing the right thing."
-Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"Joyful, uplifting, and tinged with sadness."
-Entertainment Weekly

"There's a sweetness that feels like something new for King. It's heavy out there right now. Here's something that's not."
-Gilbert Cruz, The New York Times Book Review

"Delightful...What the slim volume lacks in weight, it makes up in pathos...As Carey's weight approaches zero and his center of gravity shifts, the book lifts off to an unforgettable and deeply moving conclusion."
-Susannah Cahalan, The New York Post

"A quick, satisfying read... the sign of a master simply elevating his own legendary game yet again."
-Brian Truitt, USA Today

"A slim book about an ordinary man in an extraordinary condition rising above hatred and learning to live with tact and dignity."
-Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved 'constant readers.' [King is] a storyteller still at the top of his game. Elevation is a magical tale that entertains and manages to say a little something about the state of our culture in 2018."
-Rob Merrill, Associated Press

"This is not an offering to be missed. The master is at his impressive best here, and given a chance, it's a societal story that could actually live up to its title."
-Tom Mayer, The Mountain Times

"If you're one of those book lovers daunted by the sheer heft of some of Stephen King's work, take heart. His tiny new novel, Elevation, clocks in at 146 pages of a story that at first sounds like a dream come true...What happens when gravity can't hold you down? The answer comes from King's mind. Enjoy Elevation for what it is: a story about something impossible happening to an otherwise pretty ordinary man."
-Amanda St. Amand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A melancholy, moving fairytale of sorts, about how tolerance, understanding and forgiveness lift all spirits - figuratively and literally. "
-Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News

"A welcome antidote to the angry rhetoric of our day."
-Michael Berry, The San Francisco Chronicle

"The kind of story you could inhale in a leisurely hour... rewarding and philosophically complex piece of work, offering both social critique and a meditation on how our different experiences shape our minds."
-Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic

"A resident with a mystical ailment begins spreading exuberance and kindness, the side effects of his unusual affliction...[a] somber, sweet novella."
-People magazine
Portrait
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes 
The Institute,
Elevation,
The Outsider, 
Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: 
End of Watch, 
Finders Keepers, and 
Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 
11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by 
The New York Times Book Review and won the 
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works 
The Dark Tower and 
It are the basis for major motion pictures, with 
It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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  • Elevation CHAPTER 1
    Losing Weight

    Scott Carey knocked on the door of the Ellis condo unit, and Bob Ellis (everyone in Highland Acres still called him Doctor Bob, although he was five years retired) let him in. "Well, Scott, here you are. Ten on the dot. Now what can I do for you?"

    Scott was a big man, six-feet-four in his stocking feet, with a bit of a belly growing in front. "I'm not sure. Probably nothing, but . . . I have a problem. I hope not a big one, but it might be."

    "One you don't want to talk to your regular doctor about?" Ellis was seventy-four, with thinning silver hair and a small limp that didn't slow him down much on the tennis court. Which was where he and Scott had met, and become friends. Not close friends, maybe, but friends, sure enough.

    "Oh, I went," Scott said, "and got a checkup. Which was overdue. Bloodwork, urine, prostate, the whole nine yards. Everything checked out. Cholesterol a little high, but still in the normal range. It was diabetes I was worried about. WebMD suggested that was the most likely."

    Until he knew about the clothes, that was. The thing with the clothes wasn't on any website, medical or otherwise. It certainly had nothing to do with diabetes.

    Ellis led him into the living room, where a big bay window overlooked the fourteenth green of the Castle Rock gated community where he and his wife now lived. Doctor Bob played the occasional round, but mostly stuck to tennis. It was Ellis's wife who enjoyed golf, and Scott suspected that was the reason they were living here, when they weren't spending winters in a similar sports-oriented development in Florida.

    Ellis said, "If you're looking for Myra, she's at her Methodist Women's group. I think that's right, although it might be one of her town committees. Tomorrow she's off to Portland for a meeting of the New England Mycological Society. That woman hops around like a hen on a hot griddle. Take off your coat, sit down, and tell me what's on your mind."

    Although it was early October and not particularly cold, Scott was wearing a North Face parka. When he took it off and laid it beside him on the sofa, the pockets jingled.

    "Would you like coffee? Tea? I think there's a breakfast pastry, if-"

    "I'm losing weight," Scott said abruptly. "That's what's on my mind. It's sort of funny, you know. I used to steer clear of the bathroom scale, because these last ten years or so, I haven't been crazy about the news I got from it. Now I'm on it first thing every morning."

    Ellis nodded. "I see."

    No reason for him to avoid the bathroom scale, Scott thought; the man was what his grandmother would have called a stuffed string. He'd probably live another twenty years, if a wild card didn't come out of the deck. Maybe even make the century.

    "I certainly understand the scale-avoidance syndrome, saw it all the time when I was practicing. I also saw the opposite, compulsive weighing. Usually in bulimics and anorexics. You hardly look like one of those." He leaned forward, hands clasped between his skinny thighs. "You do understand that I'm retired, don't you? I can advise, but I can't prescribe. And my advice will probably be for you to go back to your regular doctor, and make a full disclosure."

    Scott smiled. "I suspect my doc would want me in the hospital for tests right away, and last month I landed a big job, designing interlocking websites for a department store chain. I won't go into details, but it's a plum. I was very fortunate to get the gig. It's a large step up for me, and I can do it without moving out of Castle Rock. That's the beauty of the computer a
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 160
Erscheinungsdatum 30.10.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-982102-31-9
Verlag Simon + Schuster
Maße (L/B/H) 18.5/13.4/2.2 cm
Gewicht 236 g
Verkaufsrang 7450
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Elevation ist ein berührender Kurzroman, der den "typischen" Stephen King-Leser durchaus verwirren könnte. Es ist eine Geschichte von menschlichen Begegnungen, verknüpft mit metaphysischen Ereignissen, die sich so federleicht liest wie der Titel vermuten lässt. Dies kleine Buch ist der Beweis, dass King auch als Romanautor auß... Elevation ist ein berührender Kurzroman, der den "typischen" Stephen King-Leser durchaus verwirren könnte. Es ist eine Geschichte von menschlichen Begegnungen, verknüpft mit metaphysischen Ereignissen, die sich so federleicht liest wie der Titel vermuten lässt. Dies kleine Buch ist der Beweis, dass King auch als Romanautor außerhalb des Horrorgenres ernst zu nehmen ist.