Libraries are open! We still offer contactless pickup with Books on the Go!

Not getting our emails? Read our FAQ about this issue.

The devil in silver: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9781400069866
9780679604860
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf224b1e7-9296-5927-0422-984490d671b4
Grouping Titledevil in silver
Grouping Authorvictor lavalle
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-07-28 05:30:52AM
Last Indexed2021-07-28 05:49:07AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781400069866

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorVictor LaValle
author_displayLaValle, Victor
available_at_catalogEast Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Village Regional
West Regional
collection_catalogAdult Fiction
detailed_location_catalogEast Regional - Adult Fiction
Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction
Remote Storage - Adult Fiction
Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction
Village Regional Library - Adult Fiction
West Regional - Adult Fiction
display_descriptionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly
New Hyde Hospital’s psychiatric ward has a new resident. It also has a very, very old one.

 
Pepper is a rambunctious big man, minor-league troublemaker, working-class hero (in his own mind), and, suddenly, the surprised inmate of a budget-strapped mental institution in Queens, New York. He’s not mentally ill, but that doesn’t seem to matter. He is accused of a crime he can’t quite square with his memory. In the darkness of his room on his first night, he’s visited by a terrifying creature with the body of an old man and the head of a bison who nearly kills him before being hustled away by the hospital staff. It’s no delusion: The other patients confirm that a hungry devil roams the hallways when the sun goes down. Pepper rallies three other inmates in a plot to fight back: Dorry, an octogenarian schizophrenic who’s been on the ward for decades and knows all its secrets; Coffee, an African immigrant with severe OCD, who tries desperately to send alarms to the outside world; and Loochie, a bipolar teenage girl who acts as the group’s enforcer. Battling the pill-pushing staff, one another, and their own minds, they try to kill the monster that’s stalking them. But can the Devil die?
 
The Devil in Silver brilliantly brings together the compelling themes that spark all of Victor LaValle’s radiant fiction: faith, race, class, madness, and our relationship with the unseen and the uncanny. More than that, it’s a thrillingly suspenseful work of literary horror about friendship, love, and the courage to slay our own demons.
Praise for The Devil in Silver
 
“A fearless exploration of America’s heart of darkness . . . a dizzying high-wire act.”—The Washington Post
 
“LaValle never writes the same book and his recent is a stunner. . . . Fantastical, hellish and hilarious.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“It’s simply too bighearted, too gentle, too kind, too culturally observant and too idiosyncratic to squash into the small cupboard of any one genre, or even two.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Embeds a sophisticated critique of contemporary America’s inhumane treatment of madness in a fast-paced story that is by turns horrifying, suspenseful, and comic.”—The Boston Globe
 
“LaValle uses the thrills of horror to draw attention to timely matters. And he does so without sucking the joy out of the genre. . . . A striking and original American novelist.”—The New Republic
format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
idf224b1e7-9296-5927-0422-984490d671b4
isbn9780679604860
9781400069866
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:6d8a1004-d00d-4306-b0e9-87e25f10ee3f-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:6768605128685East Regional - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6768605128681West Regional - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:6768605128683Remote Storage - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6768605128690Southeast Regional - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseChecked outSER
ils:6768605128687Village Regional Library - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:6768605128678Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseOn ShelfEVA
ils:6768605128676Remote Storage - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6768605128677Village Regional Library - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:6768605128684Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionLAVALLE1falsefalseOn ShelfEVA
last_indexed2021-07-28T09:49:07.479Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogLAVALLE
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogEast Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Southeast Regional
Village Regional
West Regional
primary_isbn9781400069866
publishDate2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:6d8a1004-d00d-4306-b0e9-87e25f10ee3feBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2012
ils:676860BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishSpiegel & Grau, [2012]412 pages ; 25 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:6d8a1004-d00d-4306-b0e9-87e25f10ee3f-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:6768605128685On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6768605128681On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6768605128683On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6768605128690Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6768605128687On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6768605128678On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6768605128676On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6768605128677On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6768605128684On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetMentally ill -- Fiction
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Fiction
Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
title_displayThe devil in silver : a novel
title_fullThe Devil in Silver A Novel
The devil in silver : a novel / Victor LaValle
title_shortThe devil in silver
title_suba novel
topic_facetFiction
Horror
Literature
Mentally ill
Psychiatric hospital patients
Psychiatric hospitals