by : Stephen King
The following copy is provisional and for use only internally at HodderWHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN a young teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, gets the chance to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from shooting JFK in November 1963 is the premise of the brilliant new novel by STEPHEN KING: 11/22/63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless ...King takes his protagonist and his readers on a fascinating journey back to the world of 1958 - from a world in 2011 of mobile phones and iPods to a world of Elvis, James Dean, Plymouth Furies, signs reading WINSTON TASTES GOOD, LIKE A CIGARETTE SHOULD, root beer and Lindy hopping.The novel is big, ambitious and haunting. King has probably absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation as thoroughly and imaginatively as any other writer.