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Has he gone crazy? Had too many espressos?
Or is he really a brand new super hero?
What if one day-suddenly, inexplicably-you discover you have a superpower? And what if it's not a very good superpower, either, like flying or super strength, and you have no idea what you are supposed to do?
"Leaper" follows the confessions of reluctant hero James, a recently divorced, life-long barista who finds himself in just such a predicament and asking those very questions. Is his newfound leaping power a miracle from God? The result of a lifetime of over-caffeination? Or a final break from sanity? Should James "do good" with his ability? But if doing good proves trickier than expected, where do you go for a superpower manual? And what is "good" anyway?
In this witty, unconventional novel, debut novelist Geoffrey Wood serves up equal doses of sharp humor and disquieting poignancy, exploring the meaning of redemption, beauty, and faith beyond all reason.
Title: Leaper: The Misadventures of a Not-Necessarily-Super Hero
Publisher: WaterBrook Press: 2007-06-19
ISBN Number: 140007343X
ISBN Number 13: 9781400073436
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Item: 8.00 Item
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Description: New paperback book copy of Leaper: The Misadventures of a Not Necessarily Super Hero by Geoffrey Wood. Publisher Summary: It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's Leaper man? In this quirky, kooky debut novel, Wood (himself a barista at Starbucks) imagines what it might be like if a 30 year old, divorced, over caffeinated coffeehouse barista were suddenly endowed with a superpower that allows him to leap through space. (Like a butterfly in a bad breeze, I'm all over the place.) Narrated by James in first person, the story is littered with oddball behavior, hyper anxiety, and random musings. Colorado Springs CO: WaterBrook Press (Random House), 1991. 304 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches, 21 cm. List price 13.99. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!