Stephen King’s Next

Stephen King announced on his web site yesterday that he has a new book coming this fall, titled 11/22/63. The story was picked up by several news sources (the NYT, USA Today and the AP) and the book debuted on Amazon at #56.

Below is the description from the King web site of the  1,000 page novel,

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.

11/22/63: A Novel
Stephen King
Retail Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 960 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2011-11-08)
ISBN / EAN: 1451627289 / 9781451627282


2 Responses to “Stephen King’s Next”

  1. Stephen King Says:

    Stephen King’s new book sounds quite promising if you ask me. I cant wait.

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    You’ve always been able to pick ’em, Stephen!