The Misadventures of a Not-Necessarily-Super Hero
By Geoffrey Wood
(Waterbrook Press, Paperback, 9781400073436, 304pp.)
Publication Date: June 19, 2007
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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.
Geoffrey Wood is Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management at Middlesex University.
Ian Roper is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Middlesex University Business School.