By Geoffrey Wood
Has he long past loopy? Had too many espressos?
Or is he particularly a new great hero?
What if one day-suddenly, inexplicably-you become aware of you have got a superpower? And what if it's no longer a good superpower, both, like flying or tremendous energy, and you've got no suggestion what you're speculated to do?
Leaper follows the confessions of reluctant hero James, a lately divorced, life-long barista who unearths himself in precisely any such main issue and asking these very questions. Is his newfound jumping strength a miracle from God? the results of a life of over-caffeination? Or a last holiday from sanity? may still James “do good” along with his skill? but when doing stable proves trickier than anticipated, the place do you opt for a superpower handbook? and what's “good” anyway?
In this witty, unconventional novel, debut novelist Geoffrey wooden serves up equivalent doses of sharp humor and disquieting poignancy, exploring the that means of redemption, good looks, and religion past all cause.
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