The Little Book
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Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history.
Edwards, author of The Lost Prince, brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Little Book
This book goes on my all time favorite list! I couldn't put it down and read it over three days. I was recovering from minor surgery and it kept me on the edge of the bed! The story was riveting and superbly written. It was.imaginative, engaging, and so very original! I fell in love with all the characters and laughed and cried right along with all of them. I hope there is a sequel. I would love to read more about Wheeler's crazy life. Finally! A story that knocks your socks off!