Everything you need to understand or teach Sleeping Beauties by King, Owen and King, Stephen.
In the novel Sleeping Beauties, the father and son duo of Stephen King and Owen King put a new spin on the battle between the sexes. The women of the world are falling asleep and becoming swathed in cocoons as the result of a phenomenon called the Aurora Flu. Evie Black, a strange woman immune to the disease was at the center of a dispute over a cure for the disorder. She burdened Clint Norcross, a prison psychiatrist left in charge of that facility, with the knowledge that he was the one responsible for saving her from a posse of angry men and brokering a deal with the women to persuade them to come back to the world. Themes in the novel include the consequences of brutality, gender roles, and the reality of fairy tales.