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The institute : a novel
—King, Stephen, 1947- author.
Book
2019
9 available of 75 items

"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 ... 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."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Child abuse -- Fiction.
Exploitation -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Missing children -- Fiction.
Psychic ability -- Fiction.
Genre:
Paranormal fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
ISBN:
9781982110567
1982110562
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description:
561 pages ; 25 cm
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