By Adam B. Vary
Updated August 04, 2006 04:00 AM
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In 1987, a widower dad and his young daughter are thrust into international metaphysical intrigue involving time travel, Jewish mysticism, and Albert Einstein.

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A shrunken, shellacked head that speaks with the dead.

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A member of a nihilistic Holy Grail cabal astral-projects into the fifth dimension.

<p. Lowdown
Deeply weird — Charlie Chaplin plays a key role — but it all somehow works in Powers’ wily storytelling logic.