The teleportation accident: a novel
Long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, The Teleportation Accident is a hilarious sci-fi noir about sex, Satan, and teleportation devices. When you haven't had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that could ever happen.
If you're living in Germany in the 1930s, it probably isn't.
But that's no consolation to Egon Loeser, whose carnal misfortunes will push him from the experimental theaters of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve two mysteries: Was it really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, Renaissance set designer Adriano Lavicini, creator of the so-called Teleportation Device? And why is it that a handsome, clever, modest guy like him can't--just once in a while--get himself laid? Ned Bauman has crafted a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent novel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it.
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|Grouping Title||teleportation accident|
|Grouping Author||beauman ned|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-16 23:10:10PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-17 00:07:18AM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"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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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000401990|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Bloomsbury,|2013, c2012.|357 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:d47350f0-3b93-4dd7-9101-cc94fb836469|eBook|eBook||English|Bloomsbury USA|2013||
|subject_facet||Alternative histories (Fiction), California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Fiction, Germany -- History -- 1918-1933 -- Fiction, Set designers -- Fiction, Teleportation -- Fiction|
|title_display||The teleportation accident : a novel|
|title_full||The Teleportation Accident A Novel, The teleportation accident : a novel / Ned Beauman|
|title_short||The teleportation accident :|
|topic_facet||Alternative histories (Fiction), Fiction, History, Literature, Set designers, Teleportation|