Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest

A Novel

Book - 2016
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When a young family is forced off the highway by a blizzard, they arrive in the town of Good Night, Idaho. Good night is a semi-abandoned mining town, and there they find shelter in a grand, nearly empty hotel. With nowhere else to go, family tensions begin to mount. The couple - Tonio and Julia - are taking Tonio's alcoholic brother home with them for one last chance to sober up. But the hotel begins to exert a mysterious pull on them. One by one, the family members become caught up in strange forcefields: Robbie begins experiencing frightening lapses in time and space, which cannot just be blamed on his drinking. Tonio, caught in a loop, finds himself mysteriously returning to the lobby every time he sets out to find Dewey, his precocious ten-year-old son. It is up to Dewey, haunted by visions of his parents and ghostly images flickering across the hotel TV screen, to track down his family. But is he any match for the powers of the Travelers' Rest? And what does the history of the hotel have to do with why the family's sudden arrival?--publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316335812
0316335819
9780316335829
0316335827
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 25 cm

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Feb 01, 2016

Combining the best elements of suspense and science fiction, this novel asks the question of what might happen if a family driving an interstate pulls off the highway for the night at a rustic hotel in a nearly abandoned mining town - and everyone gets pulled away from each other by an unknown force; three in the present, the other to the 19th century and the hotel's glory days. The choices each has to make, while a blinding snowstorm strands them, are what drives this story. This has movie rights written all over it.

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