Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella)
  • Written by Victor LaValle
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780812984378
  • Our Price: $0.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella)

Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella)

Written by Victor LaValleAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Victor LaValle

eBook

List Price: $0.99

eBook

On Sale: July 23, 2012
Pages: 104 | ISBN: 978-0-8129-8437-8
Published by : Spiegel & Grau Random House Group
Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella) Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella)
  • Email this page - Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella)
  • Print this page - Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella)
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.
Synopsis

Synopsis

From one of the most acclaimed young writers of fiction in America today comes a fast-paced and fantastical novella about a young girl’s journey into a dark netherworld to find her missing best friend. This eBook edition contains an exclusive excerpt from Victor LaValle’s new novel The Devil in Silver, about which Gary Shteyngart raves, “Literary horror just found a new master.”
 
Lucretia’s best friend and upstairs neighbor Sunny—a sweet pitbull of a kid, even as she struggles with a mysterious illness—has gone missing. The only way to get her back is for Lucretia to climb the rickety fire escape of their Queens tenement and crawl through the window of apartment 6D, portal to a vast shadowland of missing kids ruled by a nightmarish family of mutants whose designs on the children are unknown. Her search for Sunny takes Lucretia through a dark fantasyland where she finds lush forests growing from concrete, pigeon-winged rodents, and haunted playgrounds. Her quest ultimately forces her to confront the most frightening specter of all: losing, forever, the thing you love the most.
 
Lucretia and the Kroons is a dazzlingly imaginative adventure story and a moving exploration of the power of friendship and the terror of loss. This all-new novella serves as the perfect companion piece to The Devil in Silver, a thrillingly suspenseful work of literary horror that continues the story of Lucretia.

Advance praise for The Devil in Silver
 
The Devil in Silver is the rare work that takes seemingly disparate parts and brings them together seamlessly into something entirely original. There is madness here, and it is infused with brilliance, and the result is a story that is as illuminating as it is entertaining.”—Mat Johnson, author of Pym
Victor LaValle

About Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle - Lucretia and the Kroons (Novella)
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.
Praise

Praise

Advance praise for The Devil in Silver
 
“Profound, and profoundly terrifying, Victor LaValle’s The Devil in Silver is a page-turning delight.”—Gary Shteyngart
 
The Devil in Silver is the rare work that takes seemingly disparate parts and brings them together seamlessly into something entirely original. There is madness here, and it is infused with brilliance, and the result is a story that is as illuminating as it is entertaining.”—Mat Johnson, author of Pym
 
Praise for Victor LaValle’s Big Machine
 
“Unruly and entertaining . . . a monumental dream work.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Spectacular . . . sprawling, fantastical.”—The Washington Post
 
“Magnificent.”—Chicago Tribune
 
Winner of the American Book Award
Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award
Winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: