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The teleportation accident: a novel
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New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2013.
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357 pages ; 22 cm.
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FICTION Beauman, N.
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FICTION Beauman, N.
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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.

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Originally published: London : Sceptre, 2012.
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Beauman, N. (2013). The teleportation accident: a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Beauman, Ned. 2013. The Teleportation Accident: A Novel. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Beauman, Ned, The Teleportation Accident: A Novel. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Beauman, Ned. The Teleportation Accident: A Novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2013. Print.

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