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11/22/63 by Stephen King

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IN NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTSRANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENTKENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED.WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen Kingwho has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writertakes 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 awaya 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 lifelike Harry`s, like America`s in 1963turning 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 obsessionto 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.

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Stephen King (Stephen King; September 21, 1947, Portland, USA) - American writer, works in the genres: horror, thriller, fantasy, mysticism. Acclaimed "king of horror". * Richard Bachman. Under this name, King wrote The Fury, The Long Walk, Roadworks, The Running Man, Losing Weight, and The Regulators. * John Swithen - Used for stories only. - The site, which contains the most diverse information about the life and work of Stephen King - http://www.stephenking.ru/ - The unofficial Russian site of the writer - http://stking.narod.ru/ - The official site of the author (in English) - http://www.stephenking.com/ ================================= For 30 years career Stephen King has published over 50 novels, which have been published worldwide with a total circulation of over 350 million copies.

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