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Victor LaValle

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Victor LaValle is the author of the short-story collection Slapboxing with Jesus and the novel The Ecstatic, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

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Big Machine
A Novel
Written by Victor LaValle


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a... Read more >
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Big Machine
A Novel
Written by Victor LaValle


Format: eBook
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Devil in Silver
A Novel
Written by Victor LaValle


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $15.00

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The Devil in Silver
A Novel
Written by Victor LaValle


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Ecstatic

Written by Victor LaValle


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.95

Victor LaValle has already established himself as “one of the most eloquent voices of the approaching century” (Kirkus Reviews), a writer of darkly humorous tales full of haunting beauty, astonishing leaps of imagination, and language that “crackles and hums” (Chicago Tribune). The Ecstatic is LaValle’s debut novel, a startling tale of... Read more >

Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella)

Written by Victor LaValle


Format: eBook, 104 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: July 23, 2012
Price: $0.99

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Slapboxing with Jesus

Written by Victor LaValle


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 1999
Price: $15.00

Twelve original and interconnected stories in the traditions of Junot Díaz and Sherman Alexie. Victor D. LaValle's astonishing, violent, and funny debut offers harrowing glimpses at the vulnerable lives of young people who struggle not only to come of age, but to survive the city streets.

In "ancient history," two best friends... Read more >
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Slapboxing with Jesus

Written by Victor LaValle


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

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