Now in trade paperback, acclaimed author and Master of Horror Stephen King s #1 bestselling time travel novel," " winner of the 2011 "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and praised by "USA TODAY" as extraordinary.
WINNER OF THE 2012 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE
In Stephen King s most ambitious and accomplished (NPR) and extraordinary ("USA TODAY") #1 "New York Times" bestselling novel, time travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.
Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.
President John F. Kennedy is dead.
Life can turn on a dime or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away...but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke... Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten...and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful."