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
Edwards, author of The Lost Prince, brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and
culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel. Download and start listening now!