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An edition of 11/22/63 (2011)

11/22/63

1st Scribner hardcover ed. (1)
  • 3.98 ·
  • 51 Ratings
  • 249 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading
  • 66 Have read
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Language
English
Pages
849

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ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK?

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer.

Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore.

Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

--front flap

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11/22/63
2012 August, Gallery Books
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2012-11, Vintage Español
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2011, Hodder & Stoughton
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2011, Thorndike Press
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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

Other Titles
Eleven twenty-two sixty-three
Copyright Date
2011

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 A615 2011, PS3561.I483A615 2011

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
ix, 849p.
Number of pages
849
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.5 x 2.125 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24906649M
Internet Archive
112263novel0000king_a7f3
ISBN 10
1451627289
ISBN 13
9781451627282
LCCN
2011025874
Amazon ID (ASIN)
1451627289
Goodreads
57443754

Work Description

11/22/63 is a novel by Stephen King about a time traveller who attempts to prevent the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963 (the novel's titular date). It is the 60th book published by Stephen King, his 49th novel and the 42nd under his own name. The novel was announced on King's official site on March 2, 2011. A short excerpt was released online on June 1, 2011, and another excerpt was published in the October 28, 2011, issue of Entertainment Weekly. The novel was published on November 8, 2011 and quickly became a number-one bestseller. It stayed on The New York Times Best Seller list for 16 weeks. 11/22/63 won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and the 2012 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel[8] and the 2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

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