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The Resource The changeling : a novel, Victor LaValle

The changeling : a novel, Victor LaValle

Label
The changeling : a novel
Title
The changeling
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Victor LaValle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The wildly imaginative story of one man's thrilling odyssey through an enchanted world to find his wife, who has disappeared after having seemingly committed an unforgivable act of violence, from the award-winning author of The Devil in Silver and Big Machine"--
  • "Apollo Kagwa has had strange dreams that have haunted him since childhood. An antiquarian book dealer with a business called Improbabilia, he is just beginning to settle into his new life as a committed and involved father, unlike his own father who abandoned him, when his wife Emma begins acting strange. Disconnected and uninterested in their new baby boy, Emma at first seems to be exhibiting all the signs of post-partum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go far beyond that. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act--beyond any parent's comprehension--and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo's odyssey through a world he only thought he understood to find a wife and child who are nothing like he'd imagined. His quest begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma's whereabouts. Apollo then begins a journey that takes him to a forgotten island in the East River of New York City, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest in Queens where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. This dizzying tale is ultimately a story about family and the unfathomable secrets of the people we love"--
Summary
Resolving to commit to marriage and parenthood unlike the father who abandoned him, Apollo Kagwa, who suffers from bizarre dreams, is shocked when his wife commits an act of astounding violence before disappearing, compelling Apollo's odyssey through a world he barely understands
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Locus Award for Dark Fantasy-Horror Novel, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • World Fantasy Award, 2018.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565226
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaValle, Victor D.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing persons
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Missing persons
Target audience
adult
Label
The changeling : a novel, Victor LaValle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953707672
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780812995947
Lccn
2016049361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953707672
Label
The changeling : a novel, Victor LaValle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953707672
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780812995947
Lccn
2016049361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953707672

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