March 4th, 2011
05:30 PM ET
What would you do if you could change history?
It’s a question Stephen King raises with his upcoming novel, “11/22/63,” which is scheduled to be released in November.
The book focuses on Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back to 1958 through a time portal found at a friend’s local diner.
Epping becomes George Amberson when he time-travels, and while discovering a life-changing love in a different era, he also finds himself on an "insane" yet "insanely possible mission" to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, as King's website describes. Will he succeed? And if he does, how will that change the course of history?
“The new book," describes Charles McGrath of The New York Times, "is 1,000 pages long - enormous by most standards, but cruising length for Mr. King - and is apparently a ‘counterfactual,' a novel that imagines what would have happened had history turned out differently.”
“11/22/63” will be released on November 8, and you can read more about the book at Stephen King's website.
Do you think you'll pick up a copy?
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