Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Big Machine


Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus and two novels, The Ecstatic and Big Machine. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the key to Southeast Queens. He was raised in Queens, New York. He can be kind of hard to reach.


'Like his spiritual forebears, Chester Himes and Nelson Algren, he speaks for the unsung so we can hear their voice. Listen.' - Cathi Unsworth, The Guardian 'Religion and money are the two great American themes, and in Big Machine LaValle brings them together by creating a world where faith cannot pay its bills and greed is the only force in which anyone can reliably believe.' - Laurence Scott, Times Literary Supplement 'A rich, textured story structured like a crime thriller and told in vivid but unshowy prose. Thematically meaty...recommended.' - SFX 'spectacular...sprawling, fantastical' - Elizabeth Hand, Washington Post 'unruly and entertaining...a monumental dream work' - Ed Park, Los Angeles Times 'a transcendent and provocative book that is wildly original and completely absorbing' - Katherine Tomlinson, California Literary Review 'LaValle employs a sly wit and deadpan humor - Draw[s] comparisons to the work of Ralph Ellison and Thomas Pynchon' - Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, The Wall Street Journal

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Big Machine on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top