Big Machine: A Novel

Big Machine: A Novel

Victor LaValle


Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk behavior, a bum knee, and a haunted brain. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes via as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, ny, until eventually in the future a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators made out of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had sooner or later of their wasted lives heard what can have been the voice of God.

Infused with the sweetness of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle’s fiendish comedian sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling secret approximately doubt, religion, and the monsters we supply inside of us.

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