By Stephen King
On November 22, 1963, 3 pictures rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the area replaced. What for those who may well switch it again? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is set a guy who travels again in time to avoid the JFK assassination—a thousand web page journey de force.
Following his vastly profitable novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers again in time to a different moment—a actual lifestyles moment—when every thing went fallacious: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a personality who has the ability to alter the process history.
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old highschool English instructor in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes more cash educating adults within the GED software. He gets an essay from one of many students—a grotesque, harrowing first individual tale in regards to the evening 50 years in the past whilst Harry Dunning’s father got here domestic and killed his mom, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by way of his crooked walk.
Not a lot later, Jake’s good friend Al, who runs the neighborhood diner, divulges a mystery: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to attempt to avoid the Kennedy assassination. So starts off Jake’s new lifestyles as George Amberson and his new international of Elvis and JFK, of huge American vehicles and sock hops, of a loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a gorgeous highschool librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who turns into the affection of Jake’s life—a existence that transgresses all of the basic principles of time.
A tribute to an easier period and a devastating workout in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.
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11/22/63 by Stephen King