Leaper: The Misadventures of a Not-Necessarily-Super Hero by Geoffrey Wood

By Geoffrey Wood

Has he long past loopy? Had too many espressos?
Or is he particularly a new large hero?

What if one day-suddenly, inexplicably-you detect you might have a superpower? And what if it's now not an outstanding superpower, both, like flying or large power, and you have got no inspiration what you're speculated to do?

Leaper follows the confessions of reluctant hero James, a lately divorced, life-long barista who reveals himself in exactly this type of obstacle and asking these very questions. Is his newfound jumping energy a miracle from God? the results of a life of over-caffeination? Or a last holiday from sanity? should still James “do good” along with his skill? but when doing reliable proves trickier than anticipated, the place do you opt for a superpower guide? 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, attractiveness, and religion past all cause.

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17 18 Vo l u m e E d i t o r s’ I n t r o d u c t i o n While noble titles have in the main been given in their English forms, Chevalier is used rather than Knight when it is associated with a proper name, as was often the case in seventeenth-century English. In addition I have preferred in proper names the French Monsieur and Madame to the English Sir or Mister and Madam and after these have naturally used the French de rather than the English of. Thus, for example, Sylvie’s beloved Englesac is referred to both as the Count of Englesac and as Monsieur d’Englesac.

Villedieu, however, did not write in collaboration with others. She wrote alone, as did British women writers of the Restoration. 1 Like Delariver Manley or Aphra Behn, Villedieu was socially marginal, living on the fringes of fashionable and respectable society. Unprotected by a close-knit 1. For more on Villedieu’s legal situation, see Joan DeJean, Tender Geographies: Women and the Origins of the Novel in France (New York: Columbia University Press), 130. , 253, n. 3. 3 Such an account must also begin with a word about names, since in that domain, as in so many others, Villedieu did not conform to societal norms.

In Brussels the émigré community offered Villedieu a warm reception, and at The Hague she met the erudite Constantin Huygens. Her short fiction Anaxandre appeared in 1667. 12 During a brief return visit to Paris to seek additional funding for his military activities, Boësset apparently gave or sold Villedieu’s love letters to her publisher, Claude Barbin. Barbin was eager to publish them and finally reached Villedieu in Holland. Her refusal was categorical, but in the end all that she obtained was the removal of her name from the title page and a decrease in the number of copies printed.

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