11/22/63: A Novel

By Stephen King

Now in exchange paperback, acclaimed writer and grasp of Horror Stephen King’s number one bestselling time shuttle novel, winner of the 2011 Los Angeles Times booklet Prize for top Mystery/Thriller and praised by way of USA TODAY as “extraordinary.”

WINNER OF THE 2012 la occasions e-book PRIZE

In Stephen King’s “most bold and complete” (NPR) and “extraordinary” (USA TODAY) number one New York Times bestselling novel, time go back and forth hasn't ever been so plausible. Or so terrifying.

Dallas, 11/22/63: 3 photographs ring out.

President John F. Kennedy is dead.

Life can activate a dime—or stumble into the intense, because it does for Jake Epping, a highschool English instructor in a Maine city. whereas grading essays through his GED scholars, Jake reads a grotesque, enchanting piece penned by means of janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years in the past, Harry one way or the other survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his complete kin. Jake is blown away...but an excellent more unusual mystery involves mild while Jake’s good friend Al, proprietor of the neighborhood diner, enlists Jake to take over the challenge that has develop into his obsession—to hinder the Kennedy assassination. How? by way of stepping via a portal within the diner’s storeroom, and into the period of Ike and Elvis, of huge American vehicles, sock hops, and cigarette smoke... discovering himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake starts off a brand new lifestyles. yet all turns within the highway bring about a stricken loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The process historical past is ready to be rewritten...and turn into heart-stoppingly suspenseful.

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