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The Teleportation Accident - Ned Beauman

The Teleportation Accident - Ned Beauman

Title: The Teleportation Accident

Author:  Ned Beauman

ISBN:  9780340998427

Weight:  727g

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The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman


When you haven’t had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that could ever happen to anyone.

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 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.


Peer & Press Reviews

Less than two years after his multi-award-winning debut Boxer Beetle Ned Beauman returns with another fizzing firework of a caper, featuring as many cracking escapades as its predecessor…  His prose is wonderfully discursive and buzzes with originality, while scenes of pure farce nod respectfully to Thomas Pynchon and Hunter S Thompson… his bold characterisations, slapstick humour, slick similes and tangential subplots are sublime.  A strong, smart follow-up that proves Beauman is more than comfortable with the hype he’s created for himself.

Time Out

Ned Beauman has written another very pleasing comic romp through the 1930s, offering a second offbeat perspective on the rise of the Third Reich.  It is, once more, full of good jokes, erudite winks and historical whimsy… Beauman excels at both the grand, jostling structure and the individual sentence.  His similes are often inspired, his dialogue is frequently hilarious, and his ability to keep all the plates spinning, as the story dashes between years and continents, is very impressive.

Literary Review

At times The Teleportation Accident is as bloody-mindedly difficult as Egon Loeser, but it builds slowly, brings its threads together with great skill, and Ned Beauman turns a good phrase as his characters dance their line between the cleverly obnoxious and the obnoxiously clever.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Teleportation Accident
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features: This copy has a first state cover, i.e. no text other than the book’s title and the author’s name on the front panel.
Overall condition: Fine – some bumping to spine ends, typical of illustrated boards with no dust jacket
Signed: On the title page
Dated: 14/8/2012
Book Stats
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Awards and prizes:

Somerset Maugham Awards 2013 – winner

RSL Encore Award 2012 – winner

Man Booker Prize 2012 – longlist

Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780340998427
ISBN 10: 0340998423
Format: Hardcover, no dust jacket
Pages: 357
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 142 x 32mm
Design Credits
Cover design: La Boca

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