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Victor LaValle


Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection SLAPBOXING WITH JESUS; four novels, THE ECSTATIC, BIG MACHINE, THE DEVIL IN SILVER and THE CHANGELING; and two novellas, LUCRETIA AND THE KROONS and THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM. He is also the creator and writer of a comic book, Victor LaValle's DESTROYER.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Whiting Writers' Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award, and the key to Southeast Queens.

He was raised in Queens, New York. He now lives in Washington Heights with his wife and kids. He teaches at Columbia University.

He can be kind of hard to reach, but he still loves you.

Victor LaValle

Books by Victor LaValle

by Victor LaValle - Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word IMPROBABILIA. Now Apollo is a father himself --- and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Irritable and disconnected from their new baby boy, at first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go even deeper. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act and vanishes. Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood, to find a wife and child who are nothing like he had imagined.

by Victor LaValle - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

On his first night at the New Hyde Hospital's mental ward, Pepper witnesses an impossible vision: the Devil appears in the guise of an old man with a bison's head and murderous intent. It’s no delusion --- the Devil roams the halls of New Hyde, terrorizing its patients when the sun goes down. Pepper teams with three other strangely loveable patients to try to kill the monster that's been stalking them. But can the Devil die?