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Big Machine

A Novel

by Victor LaValle

Big Machine by Victor LaValle
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2009, 384 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2010, 384 pages

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Bonnie Brody (03/14/10)

A Trip to the Wild Side
Part mystery, part science fiction and part fantasy, this book is a genre buster. It is about a group of ex-addicts and street people, all black, who have been chosen to be a group of Unlikely Scholars. Their job is to read newspaper articles looking for sightings of the Voice, an other-worldly voice that spoke to their ancestral founder. When not reading newspapers, they go on dangerous missions around and under the earth to preserve their heritage.
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