The Teleportation Accident

Paperback | September 15, 2015

byNed Beauman

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NED BEAUMAN HAS BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2013

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

ANOBSERVERBOOK OF THE YEAR

ADAILY TELEGRAPHBOOK OF THE YEAR

ANEVENING STANDARDBOOK OF THE YEAR

The fantastically inventive, ingenious and hilarious second novel from Ned Beauman, author of the acclaimed and prizewinning BOXER, BEETLE.

HISTORY HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE HUNGOVER

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.

LET'S HOPE THE PARTY WAS WORTH IT

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NED BEAUMAN HAS BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2013LONGLISTED FOR THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZEANOBSERVERBOOK OF THE YEARADAILY TELEGRAPHBOOK OF THE YEARANEVENING STANDARDBOOK OF THE YEARThe fantastically inventive, ingenious and hilarious second novel from Ned Beauman, author of the acclaimed and pr...

Ned Beauman was born in 1985 and lives in London. He has written forDazed & Confused, AnOtherand theGuardian. 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 byThe Culture Showas one of the 12 Be...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340998431

ISBN - 13:9780340998434

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boring main character, interesting structure I didn't actually like most of this novel, but as the novel became more meta as it neared the end, I changed my mind. I think what I actually disliked about this novel was the main character, Loeser, who was, frankly, a loser. He wasn't particularly sympathetic and he treats women like objects (and spurns them because they won't sleep with him). Once Loeser got to California, the novel picked up a bit, but I don't think I would read book again.
Date published: 2014-11-12

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Beauman writes with wit and verve.-Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times