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The Resource Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory

Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory

Label
Spoonbenders
Title
Spoonbenders
Statement of responsibility
Daryl Gregory
Title variation
Spoon benders
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A generations-spanning family of psychics--both blessed and burdened by their abilities--must use their powers to save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia, and a skeptic hell-bent on discrediting them in this hilarious, tender, magical novel about the invisible forces that bind us. The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on talk shows and late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess gifts he only fakes: there's Maureen, who can astral project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialise, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until: As they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, mafia, unrelenting skeptic), Matty, grandson of the family patriarch, discovers a bit of the old Telemachus magic in himself. Now, they must put past obstacles behind them and unite like never before. But will it be enough to bring The Amazing Telemachus Family back to its amazing life?
Summary
A generations-spanning family of psychics, blessed and burdened by their abilities, is challenged to use their powers collectively to save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia and a skeptic bent on discrediting them.
Theme
Pace
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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10560688
Cataloging source
QRML
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Gregory, Daryl
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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650
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Intergenerational relations
  • Psychic ability
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Intergenerational relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060220863
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781786482761
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981170811
Label
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060220863
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781786482761
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981170811

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