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The Invention of Everything Else

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A wondrous imagining of an unlikely friendship between the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla and a young chambermaid in the Hotel New Yorker where Tesla lives out his last days From the moment she first catches sight of the Hotel New Yorkers most famous resident on New Years Day 1943, Louisa -- obsessed with radio dramas and the secret lives of the guests -- is determined to befriend this strange man. As Louisa discovers their shared affinity for pigeons, she also begins to piece together Teslas extraordinary story of life as an immigrant, a genius, and a halfhearted capitalist. Meanwhile, Louisa-faced with her fathers imminent departure in a time machine to reunite with his late wife, and pleasantly unsettled by the arrival in her life of a mysterious mechanic (perhaps from the future) named Arthur -- begins to suspect that she has understood something about the relationship of love and invention that Tesla, for all his brilliance, never did. The Invention of Everything Else luminously resurrects one of the greatest scientists of all time, Nikola Tesla, while magically transporting us -- la Steven Millhauser and Michael Chabon -- to an early twentieth-century New York City thrumming with energy, wonder, and possibility.


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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
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ISBN: 1-84655-192-7 / 978-1-84655-192-5 (UK edition)
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
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2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
ISBN: 1-84655-193-5 / 978-1-84655-193-2 (UK edition)
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February 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
ISBN: 1-4332-0938-1 / 978-1-4332-0938-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
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ISBN: 1-4332-0940-3 / 978-1-4332-0940-6 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
ISBN: 1-4332-0939-X / 978-1-4332-0939-0 (USA edition)
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
ISBN: 1-4332-0941-1 / 978-1-4332-0941-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
ISBN: 1-4332-0942-X / 978-1-4332-0942-0 (USA edition)
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Title: The Invention of Everything Else
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