When you haven't had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that could ever happen.If you're living in Germany in the 1930s, it probably isn't.But that's consolation to Egon Loeser, whose carnal misfortunes will push him from the experimental theaters of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve two mysteries: Was it really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, Renaissance set designer Adria Lavicini, creator of the so-called Teleportation Device? And why is it that a handsome, clever, modest guy like him can't just once in a while get himself laid?From Ned Beauman, the author of the acclaimed Boxer, Beetle, comes a historical vel that doesn't kw what year it is; a ir vel that turns all the lights on; a romance vel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction vel that can't remember what isotope means; a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent vel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to igre it.
Ned Beauman was born in London and studied at Cambridge. His writing has appeared widely, including in The Guardian and The Financial Times. His first novel, Boxer, Beetle was widely acclaimed and won the National Jewish Book Award. Beauman lives in New York.