THE DEVIL IN SIVER by Victor LaValle

Spiegel & Grau, September 10, 2013 paperback

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

One of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Books of 2012

The Devil in Silver brilliantly brings together the compelling themes that spark all of Victor LaValle’s radiant fiction: faith, race, class, madness, and our relationship with the unseen and the uncanny. More than that, it’s a thrillingly suspenseful work of literary horror about friendship, love, and the courage to slay our own demons.

“Literary horror just found a new master.”-- Gary Shtyngart

“Bound to be compared to Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . . . [T]his multileveled story challenges readers to consider the nature of madness, basic human rights, and the beast within us all.”--Booklist

“This century could use its own Dickens to put a human face on the overwhelming social crises that threaten us all. LaValle might be the guy for the job. I hope he has good health insurance.”--Washington Post

“[A] modern-day thriller that unobtrusively weaves elements of madness, race, class and things that go bump in the night. The book also touches upon the hypocrisy often found in our health care system while also spotlighting friendship and the courage it takes to slay one's own demons.”--Ebony magazine



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