The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle audiobook

The Devil in Silver

By Victor LaValle
Read by Victor LaValle

Dreamscape 9781400069866
13.73 Hours Unabridged
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Pepper is a rambunctious big man, and, suddenly, the surprised inmate of a budget-strapped mental institution in Queens, New York. He’s not mentally ill, but that doesn’t seem to matter. On his first night, he’s visited by a terrifying creature who nearly kills him before being hustled away by the hospital staff. It’s no delusion: the other patients confirm that a hungry devil roams the hallways when the sun goes down. Pepper rallies three other inmates in a plot to fight back: Dorry, an octogenarian schizophrenic; Coffee, an African immigrant with severe OCD; and Loochie, a bipolar teenage girl. Battling the pill-pushing staff, one another, and their own minds, they try to kill the monster that’s stalking them. But can the Devil die?

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Summary

Summary

A 2012 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction

A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A 2012 Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book for Fiction

Pepper is a rambunctious big man, and, suddenly, the surprised inmate of a budget-strapped mental institution in Queens, New York. He’s not mentally ill, but that doesn’t seem to matter. On his first night, he’s visited by a terrifying creature who nearly kills him before being hustled away by the hospital staff. It’s no delusion: the other patients confirm that a hungry devil roams the hallways when the sun goes down.

Pepper rallies three other inmates in a plot to fight back: Dorry, an octogenarian schizophrenic; Coffee, an African immigrant with severe OCD; and Loochie, a bipolar teenage girl. Battling the pill-pushing staff, one another, and their own minds, they try to kill the monster that’s stalking them. But can the Devil die?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Extraordinary.” Paste Magazine
“LaValle uses the thrills of horror to draw attention to timely matters…a striking and original American novelist.” New Republic
“LaValle performs a dizzying high-wire act: he balances social satire, horror, and mordant humor, but never jettisons genuine affection and empathy for even the most damaged of his characters.” Washington Post
“It’s simply too bighearted, too gentle, too kind, too culturally observant and too idiosyncratic to squash into the small cupboard of any one genre, or even two.” New York Times Book Review
“Embeds a sophisticated critique of contemporary America’s inhumane treatment of madness in a fast-paced story that is by turns horrifying, suspenseful, and comic in a noirish way.” Boston Globe

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Author

Author Bio: Victor LaValle

Author Bio: Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is the award-winning author of The Ecstatic, Big Machine, and 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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English