The Teleportation Accident

The Teleportation Accident

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781620400241
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages cm.)


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Banks_SusanC Nov 02, 2018

I read this book because I needed an e-book and needed one that instant. I'm not sure I would have picked it off a shelf. But I really enjoyed it for being offbeat and quirky. It's not often World War II can be funny.

Nov 01, 2018

Delightfully weird.

May 29, 2013

Impenetrable. Very disappointing.

LRucchetto Feb 07, 2013

This is a very fun story. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and is full of plot twists that will stretch the imagination, as well as plenty of dry humour. The main character is certainly original and had a redeeming quality I couldn't put my finger on. If you figure it out let me know


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