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The Resource The Changeling

The Changeling

Label
The Changeling
Title
The Changeling
Statement of responsibility
by Victor LaValle
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Named one of the most anticipated books of the season by The Washington Post and Publishers WeeklyWhen Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word IMPROBABILIA. Now Apollo is a father himself—and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo’s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. Irritable and disconnected from their new baby boy, at first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go even deeper. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act—beyond any parent’s comprehension—and vanishes, seemingly into thin air.Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood, to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined. His quest, which begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma’s whereabouts, takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever.This captivating retelling of a classic fairy tale imaginatively explores parental obsession, spousal love, and the secrets that make strangers out of the people we love the most. It’s a thrilling and emotionally devastating journey through the gruesome legacies that threaten to devour us and the homely, messy magic that saves us, if we’re lucky
Summary
Resolving to commit to marriage and parenthood unlike the father who abandoned him, Apollo Kagwa, who suffers from bizarre dreams, is shocked when his wife commits an act of astounding violence before disappearing, compelling Apollo's odyssey through a world he barely understands
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Award
  • Locus Award for Dark Fantasy-Horror Novel, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • World Fantasy Award, 2018.
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10565226
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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LaValle, Victor
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fantasy Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
  • Horror
Target audience
adult
Label
The Changeling
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_414690
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780812995954
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Changeling
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_414690
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780812995954
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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