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The ballad of black Tom, Victor LaValle

Label
The ballad of black Tom
Title
The ballad of black Tom
Statement of responsibility
Victor LaValle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there. Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping. A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break? "LaValle's novella of sorcery and skullduggery in Jazz Age New York is a magnificent example of what weird fiction can and should do." Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All "[LaValle] reinvents outmoded literary conventions, particularly the ghettos of genre and ethnicity that long divided serious literature from popular fiction." Praise for The Devil in Silver from Elizabeth Hand, author of Radiant Days
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • February 15, 2016
  • December 21, 2015
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaValle, Victor D.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.A8458
LC item number
B35 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • Doorways
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Magic
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The ballad of black Tom, Victor LaValle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tor.com book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD16056148
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780765387868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780765387868
Label
The ballad of black Tom, Victor LaValle
Publication
Note
"A Tor.com book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD16056148
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780765387868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780765387868

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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