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Simon and Shuster have just announced Stephen King's next book will be "11/22/63" a time travel book about going back to stop the Kennedy assassination. And at 960 pages it look to be another epic tome in the vein of Under the Dome.

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.

Now we just have to sit back and wait to see who options it for a film.

11/22/63 will be released on November 8, 2011.

You can pre-order the book here.

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MEGAT0N (11 years ago) Reply

I wasn't thrilled with Under the Dome, which was the first King book I'd read in a long time, but I'll probably still pick up this one. It does sound interesting, and I like King's flashback scenes in general, so an entire novel of them might be cool.

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