Sleeper Alert: Victor LaValle’s BIG MACHINE

A consensus is building that Big Machine, Victor LaValle’s third novel, could be his breakout. The Wall St. Journal explores the expectations around the literary novel, which has a first printing of 10,000 copies, and its author, who some are calling a “Junot Diaz in trainng.”

Most libraries we checked had two copies, some with modest reserves. Both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus gave the novel starred reviews.

Big Machine: A Novel
Victor LaValle
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau – (2009-08-11)
ISBN / EAN: 0385527985 / 9780385527989

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