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Big machine : a novel / Victor LaValle.

Big machine : a novel

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  • ISBN: 9780385527989
  • ISBN: 0385527985
  • Physical Description: 370 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009.

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Ricky Rice is a middle-aged, middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. The sole survivor of a suicide cult, he spends his days scraping by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a letter arrives, reminding him of a vow he once made and summoning him to Vermont's remote Northeast Kingdom to fulfill it.
Subject: Ex-drug addicts > Fiction.
Parapsychologists > Fiction.
Belief and doubt > Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Occult fiction.

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Big Machine
Big Machine
by Lavalle, Victor
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Big Machine

A fiendishly imaginative comic novel about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within us. Ricky Rice was as good as invisible: a middling hustler, recovering dope fiend, and traumatized suicide cult survivor running out the string of his life as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York. Until one day a letter appears, summoning him to the frozen woods of Vermont. There, Ricky is inducted into a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard The Voice: a mysterious murmur on the wind, a disembodied shout, or a whisper in an empty room that may or may not be from God. Evoking the disorienting wonder of writers like Haruki Murakami and Kevin Brockmeier, but driven by Victor LaValle's perfectly pitched comic sensibility BIG MACHINE is a mind-rattling literary adventure about sex, race, and the eternal struggle between faith and doubt.

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