‘As gripping as it is hilarious’ Steven Rowley
‘Funny and charming . . . magical’ New York Times Book Review
Teddy, Maureen, Frankie, Irene and Buddy were the Amazing Telemachus Family, who achieved widespread fame for their magic and mind reading act. Until, that is, the magic decided to disappear one night, live on national television.
We encounter this long-forgotten family two decades on, when grandson Matty, born long after the public fall from grace, discovers powers in himself – and thus realises his dispirited, dysfunctional family members are actually amazing after all.
Spoonbenders is the legacy and legend of the Telemachus family, across three generations of big personalities and socially inept recluses: each with a tarnished reputation, each now tasked with finding redemption…