British publishing house Hodder & Stoughton has released a trailer for Stephen King’s upcoming 11/22/63 which we think perfectly evokes the time and mood of that era. Check it out and see if you don’t agree.
Look for 11/22/63 to hit store shelves on November 8th, 2011. If you’re the type who prefers audiobooks, you’ll be happy to hear that King perennial Craig Wasson (Full Dark, No Stars and Blockade Billy) will be handling narrator duties for 11/22/63. As for Hodder & Stoughton’s cover art, it’s a bit different from the US version being released by Scribner – you can see it below via the Amazon UK EvilShop link at the bottom of the page.
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas; President Kennedy died; and the world changed. If you had the chance to change history, would you? Would the consequences be worth it?
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.
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