Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
Meet Matthias Telemachus, Teddy Telemachus, Maureen Telemachus, Irene Telemachus, Frankie Telemachus and Buddy Telemachus! They were the Amazing Telemachus Family, who in the mid-1970s achieved widespread fame for their magic and mind-reading act. That is until the magic decided to disappear one night, live on national television.

We encounter this long-forgotten family two decades on, when grandson Matty, born long after the public fall from grace, discovers powers in himself and realises his hugely deflated, heavily indebted family truly are amazing.

Spoonbenders is the legacy and legend of a dysfunctional, normal, entirely unique family across three generations of big personalities and socially inept recluses - each cursed with the potential of being something special.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A joyfully weird book about psychics and con artists, and the marvels that result from the intermarriage of the two." - Charlie Jane Anders

"There is real magic in Daryl Gregory's gleeful story of the Amazing Telemachus Family." - Jade Chang

"Spoonbenders is brilliant. With the Telemachus clan, Daryl Gregory has created a family that is part J.D. Salinger and part David Foster Wallace." - Christopher Farnsworth

"Spoonbenders is X-Files meets The Sopranos with a real, roaring heart." - Robin Sloan

"Spoonbenders is hilarious, heartfelt and brimming with humanity." - Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

"A big generational family story of longing, nostalgia and humor. The writing is so deftly charming and yet deeply felt. Spoonbenders is entertaining and moving - a perfect summer read." - Charles Yu


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Spoonbenders: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice 2017
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
ISBN: 1-78648-275-4 / 978-1-78648-275-4 (UK edition)
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Spoonbenders
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spoonbenders
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ISBN: 0-385-68953-5 / 978-0-385-68953-3 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spoonbenders: A novel
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
ISBN: 0-525-43241-8 / 978-0-525-43241-8 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spoonbenders: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice - the perfect summer read!
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
ISBN: 1-78648-277-0 / 978-1-78648-277-8 (UK edition)
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July 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Spoonbenders: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5247-1124-1 / 978-1-5247-1124-5
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June 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Spoonbenders
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ISBN: 1-5247-8023-5 / 978-1-5247-8023-4
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spoonbenders
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ISBN: 1-78648-276-2 / 978-1-78648-276-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Spoonbenders: A novel
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
ISBN: 1-5247-3480-2 / 978-1-5247-3480-0
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spoonbenders
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
Publisher: riverrun
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Spoonbenders
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spoonbenders: A Novel
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Spoonbenders: A Novel
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Spoonbenders
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June 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Spoonbenders: A hilarious and heartwarming family drama, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
Publisher: riverrun
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June 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Spoonbenders: A novel
Author(s): Daryl Gregory
Publisher: Vintage
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