Stephen King wrote a novel about Kennedy assassination
Stephen King will release a novel about the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, which occurred in November 1963. The 1000-page book, which will come out in November, will be called 11/22/63 – the title named for the day of Kennedy’s murder.
The novel tells about an American high school teacher Jake Epping, which falls in 1958 with a temporary portal. The portal is in a friend’s house Epping Al. Take a trip through time, the hero of “11/22/63” to try to prevent the assassination of Kennedy.
Stephen King, who has has written a fictional account of a high school teacher’s desperate effort to prevent the tragedy. The book will be published on 8 November 2011.
The book will focus on Jake Epping, a 35-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. His friend Al reveals that his storeroom is a portal to 1958, and enlists Jake on a mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. Jake becomes George Amberson, and enters a world of Elvis and JFK, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and high school librarian Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life, “a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time”.
Chuck Verrill, whose company have the American rights, said: “The novel is big, ambitious and haunting. King has probably absorbed the social, political and popular culture of his American generation as thoroughly and imaginatively as any other writer.”