ISBN 9780340998434,The Teleportation Accident

The Teleportation Accident


Ned Beauman


Hodder Education



Hodder Education

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780340998434

ISBN-10 0340998431

Paper Back

Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The fantastically inventive, ingenious and hilarious new novel from Ned Beauman, author of the acclaimed and prizewinning Boxer, Beetle.
Egon Loeser's carnal misfortunes will push him from the experimental theatres of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve two mysteries: whether it was really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, the great Renaissance stage designer Adriano Lavicini; and why a handsome, clever, charming, modest guy like him can't, just once in a while, get himself laid.

From the author of the acclaimed Boxer, Beetle comes a historical novel that doesn't know what year it is; a noir novel that turns all the lights on; a romance novel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction novel that can't remember what 'isotope' means; 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.

About The Author
Ned Beauman was born in 1985 and lives in London. He has written for Dazed & Confused, Another and the Guardian. His debut novel, Boxer, Beetle was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Desmond Elliot Prize, and won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Fiction Book. Ned Beauman was picked by The Culture Show as one of the 12 Best New British Writers in 2011. His second novel, The Teleportation Accident is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012