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Hardcover, Simon & Schuster, 2011, ISBN13 9781451627282, ISBN10 1451627289
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.
|Number of Pages:||849|
|Primary Shelf ID:||584297|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publication Date:||November, 2011|
|Digital Video Formats:||Hardcover|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||6.50 x 9.75 x 2.50 Inches|
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Q. How politically charged is this book? (since he is being more and more an activist in his books)
- I don't know if you read the book, but I don't think it's politically charged at all. It is basically a love story about a time traveler that falls in love with a women from the past. The theme of following Lee Harvey Oswald and deciding if he acted alone is secondary to the love story. We all know what happened in Dallas, and Kings version of events is just fiction.by trippy224/2/2012Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- In a world that is politically charged, he is right there with the rest of us.by eggos1/5/2012Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- I don't think much as he was more concerned with Oswald and the lone gunman theory and the butterfly effect of time travel.by thebigfiveo12/23/2011Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- From a historical perspective, King is no more questioning of conspiracy theories than anyone else I have read. After all, it is a novel.by CliffiePoo12/15/2011Was this answer helpful? (0) (1)Was this answer helpful?