Big Machine: A Novel

A survivor of a suicide cult, new york, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard what may have been the voice of God.

Infused with the wonder of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle’s fiendish comic sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling mystery about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within us. Ricky rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind.

The Devil in Silver: A Novel

Pepper rallies three other inmates in a plot to fight back: dorry, an african immigrant with severe OCD, an octogenarian schizophrenic who’s been on the ward for decades and knows all its secrets; Coffee, who tries desperately to send alarms to the outside world; and Loochie, a bipolar teenage girl who acts as the group’s enforcer.

Fantastical, hellish and hilarious. Los angeles times   “it’s simply too bighearted, too kind, too gentle, too culturally observant and too idiosyncratic to squash into the small cupboard of any one genre, or even two. The new york times book review   “embeds a sophisticated critique of contemporary America’s inhumane treatment of madness in a fast-paced story that is by turns horrifying, suspenseful, and comic.

The boston globe   “laValle uses the thrills of horror to draw attention to timely matters. He is accused of a crime he can’t quite square with his memory. He’s not mentally ill, but that doesn’t seem to matter. A dizzying high-wire act. The washington post   “LaValle never writes the same book and his recent is a stunner.

. It’s no delusion: the other patients confirm that a hungry devil roams the hallways when the sun goes down.

The Ballad Of Black Tom

He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. One of npr's best books of 2016, world fantasy, the british fantasy award, winner of the shirley jackson Award, Nebula, and a finalist for the Hugo, the This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, Locus, and Bram Stoker AwardsPeople move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.

Charles thomas tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.

A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will black tom live to see it break?"lavalle's novella of sorcery and skullduggery in Jazz Age New York is a magnificent example of what weird fiction can and should do. Laird barron, author of the beautiful thing That Awaits Us All"LaValle reinvents outmoded literary conventions, particularly the ghettos of genre and ethnicity that long divided serious literature from popular fiction.

Praise for the devil in silver from elizabeth hand, and creates genuine chills with his evocation of the monstrous Sleeping King, author of Radiant Days “LaValle cleverly subverts Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos by imbuing a black man with the power to summon the Old Ones, an echo of Lovecraft’s Dagon… The Ballad of Black Tom has a satisfying slingshot ending.

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The Changeling: A Novel

This haunting tale weaves a mesmerizing web around fatherhood, racism, horrific anxieties and even To Kill a Mockingbird. His odyssey takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. Named one of the best books of the year by the new york times • usa today • the new york public library • npr • buzzFeed • Kirkus Reviews • Book Riot “The thriller you won’t be able to put down.

O: the oprah magazine“by turns enchanting, horrifying, infuriating, and heartbreaking,  The Changeling is never less than completely engaging. Npr“strange and wonderful. The new york times“a dark fairy tale of New York, full of magic and loss, myth and mystery, love and madness. The changeling is a mesmerizing, monumental work.

Marlon james, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings“A bewitching masterpiece. Like a woke brothers grimm, marriage, immigration, parenting, his clever new spin on the ages-old changeling myth is a modern fairy tale for the Trump era, taking on fatherhood, race and terrifying loss. Usa today“Intense, riveting.

And the backdrop for this rich phantasmagoria? The boroughs of New York. The new york timeswinner of an american book award, a world fantasy award for best novel • nominated for a shirley Jackson Award, an International Dublin Literary Award, a British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel, a Locus Award for Best Horror Novel, a Mythopoeic Award for LiteratureWhen Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, he left his son a box of books and strange recurring dreams.

The Ecstatic

Anthony james weighs 315 pounds, is possibly schizophrenic, and he’s just been kicked out of college. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. He’s rescued by his mother, and grandmother, sister, but they may not be altogether sane themselves. Used book in Good Condition. Living in the basement of their home in Queens, New York, Anthony is armed with nothing but wicked sarcasm and a few well-cut suits.

He intends to make horror movies but takes the jobs he can handle, a mysterious loan shark named Ishkabibble, cleaning homes and factories, and keeps crossing paths with a Japanese political prisoner, and packs of feral dogs. When his invincible 13-year old sister enters yet another beauty pageant—this one for virgins—the combustible Jameses pile into their car and head South for the competition.

Will anthony’s family stick together or explode? With electrifying prose, LaValle ushers us into four troubled but very funny lives.

The Changeling: A Novel

This captivating retelling of a classic fairy tale imaginatively explores parental obsession, spousal love, and the secrets that make strangers out of the people we love the most. Before apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act—beyond any parent’s comprehension—and vanishes, seemingly into thin air.

It’s a thrilling and emotionally devastating journey through the gruesome legacies that threaten to devour us and the homely, messy magic that saves us, if we’re lucky. Like a woke brothers grimm, his clever new spin on the ages-old changeling myth is a modern fairy tale for the Trump era. Usa today four out of four stars“victor LaValle’s fabulist ode to fatherhood and fairy tales offers a new take on themes as old as time.

O: the oprah magazine Used book in Good Condition. Spiegel grau. Apollo’s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison, the result would be Victor LaValle. Anthony doerr, author of all the light we cannot See“A dark fairy tale of New York, myth and mystery, full of magic and loss, love and madness.

. His quest, a graveyard full of secrets, takes him to a forgotten island, a forest where immigrant legends still live, which begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma’s whereabouts, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. Tom doherty Assoc Llc.

A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers

K. Wilson • G. Jemisin • alice sola kim • Seanan McGuire • Sam J. Knowing that imagining a brighter tomorrow has always been an act of resistance, love, editors Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams invited an extraordinarily talented group of writers to share stories that explore new forms of freedom, and justice.

A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and envision new futures for America—from N. Buckell • tananarive due • omar el akkad • jamie ford • maria Dahvana Headley • Hugh Howey • Lizz Huerta • Justina Ireland • N. Miller • daniel josé older • malka Older • Gabby Rivera • A.

The result is this spectacular collection of twenty-five tales that blend the dark and the light, the dystopian and the utopian. Willow wilson, charlie Jane Anders, Hugh Howey, and more. K. They asked for narratives that would challenge oppressive American myths, release us from the chokehold of our history, and give us new futures to believe in.

Willow wilson • charles Yu Used book in Good Condition. Merc rustad • kai cheng Thom • Catherynne M. Valente • Daniel H. These tales are vivid with struggle and hardship—whether it’s the othered and the terrorized, or dragonriders and covert commandos—but these characters don’t flee, they fight.

Underground Airlines

Louis post-dispatch, kirkus reviews, audiofile magazine, and AmazonA young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange for his freedom. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. But in pursuing jackdaw, victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost.

Underground airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe. P. P1 {margin: 00px 00px 00px 00px; font: 11. 0px helvetica} span. S1 {font-kerning: none} the bestselling book that asks the question: what would present-day America look like if the Civil War never happened?A New York Times bestseller; a Goodreads Choice finalist; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Hudson Bookseller, St.

Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child--who may be Victor's salvation.

He's got plenty of work.

The America Play and Other Works

Used book in Good Condition. She's passionate and jokey and some kind of genius. Vogue used book in Good Condition. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. Spiegel grau. Parks has burst through every known convention to invent a new theatrical language, like a jive Samuel Beckett, while exploding American cultural myths and stereotypes along the way.


Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry

The anthology focuses on post-1960s poetry and includes such poets as rita dove, kevin young, nathaniel Mackey, Terrence Hayes, Elizabeth Alexander, Ai, Natasha Trethewey, and Yusef Komunyakaa―artists who, Carl Phillips, Harryette Mullen, using a wide range of styles and forms, Major Jackson, are cultivating a poetry of personal voice and interiority that speaks against the backdrop of community and anscestry.

Spiegel grau. W w norton Company. This is not just another poetry anthology. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. Used book in Good Condition. It is a gathering of poems that demonstrate what happens when writers in a marginalized community collectively turn from dedicating their writing to political, social, and economic struggles, and instead devote themselves to the art of their poems and to the ideas they embody.

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Slapboxing with Jesus

Lavalle's voices echo long after their stories are told. W w norton Company. And in "kids on colden street, " a boy is momentarily uplifted by the arrival of a younger sister only to discover that brutality leads only to brutality in the natural order of things. Written with raw candor, and a cautious heart, grit, slapboxing with jesus introduces an exciting and bold new craftsman of contemporary fiction.

Used book in Good Condition. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. Twelve original and interconnected stories in the traditions of Junot Díaz and Sherman Alexie. Spiegel grau. Victor D. Used book in Good Condition. Lavalle's astonishing, and funny debut offers harrowing glimpses at the vulnerable lives of young people who struggle not only to come of age, violent, but to survive the city streets.

In "ancient history, " two best friends graduating from high school fight to be the one to leave first for a better world; each one wants to be the fortunate son. In "pops, " an african-american boy meets his father, a white cop from Connecticut, and tries not to care.