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Rob Lewis is an ordinary guy - married, two toddler kids, office job - until one day, from out of nowhere, godlike mental powers descend on him. At first he revels in his newfound abilities, but then he realizes the difficulties they present, and the danger they are to the people he loves. Rob flees to New York, where he lives on the streets, struggling to avoid human contact. Eventually he meets a scientist named Edwin Barbarossa, who helps him control his abilities, reclaim himself, and rebuild his life.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   can cast many different spells    -    Invisibility    -   can read emotions


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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