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The Devil in Silver

By Victor LaValle
The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle digital book - Fable

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New Hyde Hospital’s psychiatric ward has a new resident. It also has a very, very old one.
 
“A dizzying high-wire act.”—The Washington Post
“Fantastical, hellish, and hilarious.”—Los Angeles Times
“By turns horrifying, suspenseful, and comic.”—The Boston Globe
 
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review,  The Washington Post,  Publishers Weekly
 
Pepper is the surprised inmate of a mental institution in Queens, New York. In the darkness of his room, on his first night, a terrifying creature with the body of an old man and the head of a bison nearly kills him before being hustled away by the hospital staff. It’s no delusion: The other patients confirm that a devil roams the hallways when the sun goes down. Pepper rallies three other inmates in a plot to kill the monster that’s stalking them. But can the Devil die? 
 
The Devil in Silver is a thrillingly suspenseful literary work about friendship, love, and the courage to slay our own demons.

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3.5
“A highly readable book. It teaches you a little something about broken systems, and also spends a little time observing the fear in some American hearts born during the Obama presidency. It's a fear that we still see alive and bellowing today. It divides us. The plot doesn't stand up to much scrutiny because it's a literary plot, built to deliver these interesting social and moral observations. I found it to be fascinating and unexpected, a page-turner.”
Diverse charactersEasy to readRealistic settingThought-provoking
Characters change and growDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readFunny writingOriginal writingAddictiveSuspensefulRealistic settingThought-provoking

About Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is the award-winning author of two previous novels, The Ecstatic and Big Machine, and a collection of short stories, Slapboxing with Jesus. Big Machine was the winner of an American Book Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2010, and was selected as one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Nation, and Publishers Weekly. He teaches writing at Columbia University and lives in New York.

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