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The Resource 11/22/63 : a novel, Stephen King

11/22/63 : a novel, Stephen King

Label
11/22/63 : a novel
Title
11/22/63
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
Title variation
  • Eleven twenty-two sixty-three
  • 11/22/63
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King--who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer--takes 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 away--a 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 life--like Harry's, like America's in 1963--turning 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 obsession--to 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.--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
A615 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Time travel
Label
11/22/63 : a novel, Stephen King
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Watershed moment -- The janitor's father -- Living in the past -- Sadie and the general -- 11/22/63 -- The green card man
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 849 pages
Isbn
9781451627299
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011025874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn706026997
Label
11/22/63 : a novel, Stephen King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Watershed moment -- The janitor's father -- Living in the past -- Sadie and the general -- 11/22/63 -- The green card man
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 849 pages
Isbn
9781451627299
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011025874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn706026997

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