Samantha Hunt

The Invention of Everything Else

Samantha Hunt

Talk: The Invention of Everything Else

The @Google Program was happy to welcome author Samantha Hunt to speak about her book- The Invention of Everything Else. The Invention of Everything Else luminously resurrects one of the greatest scientists of all time, Nikola Tesla, while magically transporting us -- Ă  la Steven Millhauser and Michael Chabon -- to an early twentieth-century New York City thrumming with energy, wonder, and possibility.

Samantha Hunt

Samantha Hunt is an American novelist, essayist and short-story writer. She is the author of The Seas, published by MacAdam/Cage and the novels Mr. Splitfoot and The Invention of Everything Else, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hunt won the Bard Fiction Prize, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award and was a finalist for the Orange Prize.

The Invention of Everything Else

It is 1943, and the renowned inventor Nikola Tesla occupies a forbidden room on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker, stealing electricity. Louisa, a young maid at the hotel determined to befriend him, wins his attention through a shared love of pigeons; with her we hear his tragic and tremendous life story unfold.

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