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The Resource The Institute

The Institute

Label
The Institute
Title
The Institute
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It.In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's 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 ten-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
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Character
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10804735
Cataloging source
BT
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1947-
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King, Stephen
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Horror
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Institute
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3dc14bcd-a872-4b70-b2e5-f8fd7f5e105e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982110598
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Institute
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3dc14bcd-a872-4b70-b2e5-f8fd7f5e105e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982110598
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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