Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Stephen King book announced!

Simon & Schuster is announcing the latest book by author Stephen King, expected to be released 11/8/11. The title of the book is 11/23/63, and they give the book's synopsis as:
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed.

If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequences be worth it?

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He 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. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, 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. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, 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. 
And as we've come to expect from King, this book is expected to be in the 1000 page range.

For more information, see the promotional pages by Simon & Schuster and Hodder (UK).


Kelsey said...

I saw this too! I am so excited!!

Teacher/Learner said...

Sounds terrific! Thanks for letting us "Kingophiles" know :)

Anonymous said...

I guess that idea is swirling around in the ethers, because a writer, Donald Lawn, recently released a novel Oct 2010 with a matching concept–JFK survives and has a second term. No Vietnam, no endless conflict with Cuba, a different political trajectory altogether. It’s well written with good period flavor. A really enjoyable read. “The Memoirs of John F. Kennedy” made me deeply nostalgic for what might have been.

Jenny said...

My husband would love this. I hadn't seen there was a new one coming out. Thanks for the info.