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The Changeling (Paperback)
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The Changeling (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 05/07/2018
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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.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786893826
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 297 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison . . . the result would be Victor LaValle -- ANTHONY DOERR, author of All the Light We Cannot See
A mesmerising, monumental work -- MARLON JAMES, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
[A] genre-defying, achingly literate phantasmagoria of a novel -- PAUL BEATTY, author of The Sellout
This punchy cocktail of modern parenting and ancient magic taps into contemporary unease and age-old fears . . . LaValle hooks the reader deep into his increasingly eldritch thriller * * Guardian * *
If monsters are your subject, writing like an angel helps -- Jennifer Senior * * New York Times * *
Absolutely compelling, completely thrilling, The Changeling overflows with menace, wonder and beauty -- KELLY LINK
I say this without exaggeration: it's a masterpiece -- MAT JOHNSON
LaValle's haunting tale weaves a mesmerising web -- Janet Maslin * * New York Times * *
LaValle's bewitching masterpiece * * USA Today * *
A dark, shape-shifting, unpredictable beast, best enjoyed as a series of surprises . . . The Changeling is dazzling, exciting and rather beautiful * * Big Issue * *

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“A perfect pick for Stephen King fans”

The Changeling is a slow-building, beautiful novel about marriage, parenting, and trust. It's also a creepy tale of horror that re-writes the old fable of the changeling; a fae baby which takes the place of a... More

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“The Changeling”

The Changeling is one of the most remarkable, and least predictable, books I have ever read.
If I had to compare it to anything, it would be one of the Grimm's fairy tales, before they were sanitised for... More

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