An electric novel of the extraordinary life of one of the twentieth century’s most prodigious and colorful inventors.
Beautifully written, immensely entertaining, and astonishingly original in the way it tells the story of a man who they used to say ‘invented the twentieth century,’ but whose life is still an enigma, Tesla: A Portrait with Masks has the richness, the high jinks and the originality of such modern classics as Günter Grass’s The Tin Drum and Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Charles Simic)
Tesla is a profoundly absorbing meditation on the early, defining years of the modern age. Vladimir Pistalo has drawn a lightning-etched portrait of a genius as powerful, as transformative and as mysterious as electricity itself. (Ken Kalfus, author of A Disorder Peculiar to the Country)
Much has been written about Nikolai Tesla, but Vladimir Pistalo’s extraordinary and profoundly original novel manages to tell us something entirely new–not only about the brilliant ‘mad-genius’ inventor but also about the ways in which literature and the imagination can transform biography into great art. (Francine Prose, author of Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932)
Recommended for readers who enjoy a life story told with pizzazz. (Library Journal)
About the Author
Vladimir Pistalo has published eleven books of fiction. Tesla, his first book to be translated into English, won the 2008 NIN Literary Award, the most prestigious award in Serbia, and has appeared in ten languages. He teaches at Becker College in Massachusetts.
- A novel about Nikola Tesla
- Author: Vladimir Pistalo
- Recommended for readers who enjoy a life story