The Invention of Everything Else
The Invention of Everything Else
Samantha Hunt



From the moment Louisa first catches sight of the strange man who occupies a forbidden room on the thirty-third floor, she is determined to befriend him.Unbeknownst to Louisa, he is Nikola Tesla—inventor of AC electricity and wireless communication—and he is living out his last days at the Hotel New Yorker.Winning his attention through a shared love of pigeons, she eventually uncovers the story of Tesla’s life as a Serbian immigrant and a visionary genius: as a boy he built engines powered by June bugs, as a man he dreamed of pulling electricity from the sky.The mystery deepens when Louisa reunites with an enigmatic former classmate and faces the loss of her father as he attempts to travel to the past to meet up with his beloved late wife. Before the week is out, Louisa must come to terms with her own understanding of love, death, and the power of invention.
The Invention of Everything Else immerses the reader in a magical mid-twentieth-century New York City thrumming with energy, wonder, and possibility.

Title The Invention of Everything Else
Author Samantha Hunt
Publisher Mariner Books
Title First Published 02 March 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 054708577X
ISBN-13 9780547085777
Publication Date 02 March 2009
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.
 


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