Published by Hodder & Stoughton in TPB on 8 November 2011 / RRP $39.99
What if you could go back in time and change the course of history? What if the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination, 11/22/63, the date that Kennedy was shot?
Jake Epping is a 35‐year‐old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching in an adult education programme. Jake has receives an essay from one of the students – a gruesome, harrowing, first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Not long after Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane – and insanely possible – mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
Stephen King takes his protagonist Jake Epping on a fascinating journey back in time – from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby‐boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.
A riveting, high‐stakes political story like Under the Dome, a love story like Bag of Bones, a 1950s community like IT, Stephen King's incredibly ambitious and dramatic time travel novel, 11/22/63 is a what if story like no one's ever read before.
About the Author
Stephen King has written some fifty books and novellas, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark, No Stars, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, The ‘Dark Tower’ ovels and his acclaimed non‐fiction book, On Writing. He won America's prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.