'Hystopia' Re-Imagines the 1960s, Pres. Kennedy's Assassination

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 Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, ride up Broadway in a ticker-tape parade.

Booker Prize-nominated novelist David Means imagines a very different 1960s in Hystopia. President Kennedy survived multiple assassination attempts and created a new federal agency called the "Psych Corps." The novel's protagonist is 22 year-old Eugene Allen, a Vietnam veteran determined to write a book about his dysfunctional family and his traumatic experiences in the war.