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The Changeling - A Novel

Victor LaValle

“If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison, the result would be Victor LaValle.”—Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See “A dark fairy tale of New York, full of magic and loss, myth and mystery, love and madness. The Changeling is a mesmerizing, monumental work.”—Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings A summer reading pick by The New York Times • O: The Oprah Magazine • Vulture • PopSugar • Publishers Weekly When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word IMPROBABILIA. Now Apollo is a father himself—and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo’s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. Irritable and disconnected from their new baby boy, at first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go even deeper. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act—beyond any parent’s comprehension—and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood, to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined. His quest, which begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma’s whereabouts, takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. This captivating retelling of a classic fairy tale imaginatively explores parental obsession, spousal love, and the secrets that make strangers out of the people we love the most. It’s a thrilling and emotionally devastating journey through the gruesome legacies that threaten to devour us and the homely, messy magic that saves us, if we’re lucky. Praise for The Changeling “Fans of the macabre can’t miss the latest offering from prolific horror master Victor LaVall

“If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison, the result would be Victor LaValle.”—Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See “A dark fairy tale of New York, full of magic and loss, myth and mystery, love and madness. The Changeling is a mesmerizing, monumental work.”—Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings A summer reading pick by The New York Times • O: The Oprah Magazine • Vulture • PopSugar • Publishers Weekly When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word IMPROBABILIA. Now Apollo is a father himself—and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo’s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. Irritable and disconnected from their new baby boy, at first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go even deeper. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act—beyond any parent’s comprehension—and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood, to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined. His quest, which begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma’s whereabouts, takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. This captivating retelling of a classic fairy tale imaginatively explores parental obsession, spousal love, and the secrets that make strangers out of the people we love the most. It’s a thrilling and emotionally devastating journey through the gruesome legacies that threaten to devour us and the homely, messy magic that saves us, if we’re lucky. Praise for The Changeling “Fans of the macabre can’t miss the latest offering from prolific horror master Victor LaVall
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“If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison, the result would be Victor LaValle.”—Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See “A dark fairy tale of New York, full of magic and loss, myth and mystery, love and madness. The Changeling is a mesmerizing, monumental work.”—Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings A summer reading pick by The New York Times • O: The Oprah Magazine • Vulture • PopSugar • Publishers Weekly When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word IMPROBABILIA. Now Apollo is a father himself—and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo’s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. Irritable and disconnected from their new baby boy, at first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go even deeper. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act—beyond any parent’s comprehension—and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood, to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined. His quest, which begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma’s whereabouts, takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. This captivating retelling of a classic fairy tale imaginatively explores parental obsession, spousal love, and the secrets that make strangers out of the people we love the most. It’s a thrilling and emotionally devastating journey through the gruesome legacies that threaten to devour us and the homely, messy magic that saves us, if we’re lucky. Praise for The Changeling “Fans of the macabre can’t miss the latest offering from prolific horror master Victor LaVall

Language:

English

Length:

14h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:36


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:28


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:58


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:35


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:14


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:01


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:08


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:28


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:03


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:57


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:48


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:26


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:48


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:48


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:01


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:04


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:22


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:57


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:56


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:36


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:01


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:25


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:57


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:57


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:34


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:16


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:44


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:42


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:26


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:41


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:01


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:07


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:17


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:22


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:21


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:59


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:28


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:02


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:46


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:13


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:59


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:06


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:36


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:45


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:59


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:27


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:58


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

00:29