The Changeling

Victor LaValle
AUD $22.99
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'A dark fairy tale of New York, full of magic and loss, myth and mystery, love and madness ... a mesmerising, monumental work.' - Marlon James

Joint Winner 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel

When Apollo Kagwa was just a child, his father disappeared, leaving him with recurring nightmares and a box labelled 'Improbabilia'. Now a successful book dealer, Kagwa has a family of his own after meeting and falling in love with Emma, a librarian. The two marry and have a baby: so far so happy-ever-after.

However, as the pair settle into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Emma's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, until one day she commits an unthinkable act, setting Apollo on a wild and fantastical quest through a suddenly otherworldly New York, in search of a wife and child he no longer recognises.

An epic novel for our anxiety-ridden times, The Changeling is a tale of parenthood, love - in its most raw and brutal form - and ultimately, humanity.

Author bio:

Victor LaValle is the author of six previous works of fiction. 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 with his wife and children and teaches at Columbia University.

@victorlavalle | victorlavalle.com

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781786893826
Awards: Joint-winner World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2018 US
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: July 2018
Page Extent: 448
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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