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The teleportation accident : a novel, Ned Beauman

Label
The teleportation accident : a novel
Title
The teleportation accident
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ned Beauman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the declining Weimar Republic, Egon Loeser works as a stage designer for New Expressionist theatre. His hero is the greatest set designer of the seventeenth century, Adriano Lavicini, who devised the so-called Teleportation Device for the whisking of actors from one scene to another-a miracle, until the thing malfunctioned, causing numerous deaths and perhaps summoning the devil himself. Apolitical in a dangerous time, sex-driven in a dry spell, Loeser leaves the tired scene in Berlin in pursuit of the lubricious Adele Hitler (no relation), who couldn't care less about him. Heading first to Paris and then to Los Angeles, he finds his entire tired Berlin social circle reconstituted in exile, under the patronage of a crime writer and his possibly philandering wife. He also finds himself uncomfortably close to a string of murders at Caltech, where a physicist, assisted by Adele herself, is trying to develop a device for honest-to-God teleportation.Following his breathtaking debut, Boxer, Beetle, Ned Beauman ups the ante, creating in The Teleportation Accident a marvelous mash-up of historical fiction, L.A. noir, science fiction, and satire, and proving himself a star on the rise"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E2634
LC item number
T35 2013
Literary form
fiction
Label
The teleportation accident : a novel, Ned Beauman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn795175001
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
357 p.
Isbn
9781620400227
Lccn
2012038374
Label
The teleportation accident : a novel, Ned Beauman
Publication
Control code
ocn795175001
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
357 p.
Isbn
9781620400227
Lccn
2012038374

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