2011, Jack Epping meets Al who tells him there is a time portal in his pantry that leads to 1958. Al has a plan; Jake will go back to 1958 and save JFK from assignation. Jake believes averting that terrible day is worth the price and goes back.
1958, Jake’s journey and long wait begins. But the past is resistant to change and he heads in unexpected directions. This is very good. A wonderful in depth look at a lost America. When King is good he is very good. But when he is bad, we get books like ‘Everything’s Eventual’, ‘Insomnia’, ‘Dreamcatcher’ or ‘Bag of Bones’.