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While the story's set in King's fictional town of Castle Rock, and does refer to a few elements from other novels - including the late Sheriff Bannerman, who appeared in several works and came to a pretty rough end in Cujo - this tale focuses on Scott and his unusual dilemma: he's literally losing weight, as in the effects of gravity on his body, while remaining apparently a hale, hearty, even slightly overweight middle-aged man. He confides in his friend, retired Doctor Bob, who agrees to keep his secret; he doesn't want to become a guinea pig for whatever remains of his life.
In the meantime Scott's attempting to befriend a lesbian couple who've been struggling to get their restaurant off the ground. Without going into too much detail, I'll just say that Scott finds an interesting way to use a side effect of his strange condition to make a bet that not only helps bring recognition to the restaurant (whose dishes sound delicious, btw) but makes him some new friends - though this leads to a poignant conclusion when his time does run out.
Kind of a fable/morality-tale with an inexplicable-fantasy-element. I enjoyed it.
[There's a short TV Tropes page on the novella.]
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