The Changeling

The Changeling

by Victor LaValle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812985870
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 61,956
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Victor LaValle is the author of six previous works of fiction: three novels, two novellas, and a collection of short stories. His novels have been included in best-of-the-year lists by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Nation, and Publishers Weekly, among others. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Key to Southeast Queens. He lives in New York City with his wife and kids and teaches at Columbia University.

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This fairy tale begins in 1968 during a garbage strike. In February New York City’s sanitation workers refused to pick up trash for eight straight days. One hundred thousand tons of garbage filled the sidewalks, spilled into the streets. Rats ran laps alongside morning joggers. Rubbish fires boiled the air. The five boroughs had been given up for dead. Still, there was some cracked magic in the air because that was when Lillian and Brian met. Each had journeyed from far--flung lands to find one another in Queens. Neither could’ve guessed the wildness that falling in love would unleash.

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The Changeling: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After finishing this book I am exhausted. Its a wild ride with a lot of ups and downs. I loved parts of it and even hated parts. I was confused for a while as it turned to an unexpected storyline. It was like reading someones nightmare. Still not for everyone but I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want to stop reading. I felt immersed in LaSalle' s adventure, threaded to the story. Wonderfully written story.
Rexcatz More than 1 year ago
How have I not heard of this author before? This book is just fantastic. I loved it and couldn't put it down. I'm definitely going to read some of the author's other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parenthood. Trust. Internet privacy, applications, & trolls... Folklore. Fascinating story! Victor LaValle is an excellent story teller and I enjoy reading his works! Very excited to find out that The Changeling will be on television.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book.