Stephen King has just announced that he'll be publishing a new novel this year. 11/23/63 is an alternate history that explores the idea of whether one can—or should—change the past after an English teacher and his friend discover a portal to 1958 and decide to stop 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," says the description on King's site. You can also watch a short video about the book here.


King's last novel was 2009's lengthy, enjoyable Under the Dome11/23/63 is reportedly another doorstop at more than 1000 pages—but if anyone knows how to keep them turning, it's King. He's touched on time-travel before, in the novella The Langoliers, but this is his first full-length novel to deal with the topic.


Are you intrigued?


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