The Ecstatic, Or, Homunculus

by Victor D. Lavalle | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by MrSamsa of Tucson, Arizona USA on 11/5/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by MrSamsa from Tucson, Arizona USA on Thursday, November 05, 2020

“LaValle’s hero barrels through his comic novel attending beauty pageants, writing horror flicks, corresponding with a political prisoner, and dealing with his super-dysfunctional family. We get everything from this novel—Gogol as well as Biggie Smalls. His characters remind one of Chester Himes and Charles Wright, but LaValle is special.” —Ishmael Reed

“In the majestic tradition of William Faulkner, Victor LaValle has created, with love apparent, a singular cast of crazies, con men, and beauty queens out for their piece of the pie. This quest is a rollicking laugh-out-loud wild ride, but be warned: It is punctuated with stunning grief and mournful beauty. The Ecstatic is a jubilant American novel.”
—Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of Hester Among the Ruins

“Possessed by Kafka, Carver, and the Notorious B.I.G., this is a tale of the new millennium American experience, grotesquely captured in a prose so crisp that it cuts to the core before you can blink. LaValle exposes our absurdity—clinical and otherwise—with all its hilarity, eroticism, violence, and horrific beauty. “
—Willie Perdomo, author of Where a Nickel Costs a Dime

“LaValle’s characters emerge 3-D from the page, formed in masterfully few sentences, lively in the reader’s brain from beginning to end, funny, poignant, absurd, profound. This book satisfies in a hundred different ways.”—Antonya Nelson, author of Female Trouble

“Seldom does one find a young novelist so adept at dark comedy, with an edge to his voice that is at once raw and sophisticated-no easy trick. Céline comes to mind, and the Henry Miller of Black Spring. The Ecstatic is a fabulous novel and Victor LaValle is a wonderful writer.”
—Nicholas Christopher, author of Franklin Flyer

“A comic feast, deeply felt and beautifully written. The Ecstatic proves that Victor LaValle is a voice to be reckoned with for years to come.”
—Ernesto Quiñonez, author of Bodega Dreams

Journal Entry 2 by MrSamsa at Reid Park (see release notes for details) in Tucson, Arizona USA on Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Released 2 days ago (5/4/2021 9:00 PM UTC) at Reid Park (see release notes for details) in Tucson, Arizona USA


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