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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,425 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Selden Edwards Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • “A sweet, wistful elegy to the fantastic promise and failed hopes of the twentieth century.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vickie | 2/18/2014

    " Still one of my favorites ... a great 'time travel' and mystery, plus a bit of historical fiction all wrapped up in one book - loved it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marilyn | 2/11/2014

    " This was a book club book and was quite different than a "normal" one. It actually led to quite a bit of discussion. Quite a bit of time travel with interesting time and place. Some threads of the story werre a little weak, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sue Stein | 1/27/2014

    " Perfect reading right after a Vienna vacation if you're into the Secession movement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/22/2014

    " This was a very, very bizarre book. But I think I liked it. My question is (not to be too spoilerific), who was the ambassador?? Is his name ever mentioned? "

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