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The Ecstatic - Victor LaValle
The Ecstatic
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   Anthony James weighs 315 pounds, is possibly schizophrenic, and he’s just been kicked out of college. He’s rescued by his mother, sister, and grandmother, but they may not be altogether sane themselves. Living in the basement of their home in Queens, New York, Anthony is armed with nothing but... show more
   Anthony James weighs 315 pounds, is possibly schizophrenic, and he’s just been kicked out of college. He’s rescued by his mother, sister, and grandmother, but they may not be altogether sane themselves. Living in the basement of their home in Queens, New York, Anthony is armed with nothing but wicked sarcasm and a few well-cut suits. He intends to make horror movies but takes the jobs he can handle, cleaning homes and factories, and keeps crossing paths with a Japanese political prisoner, a mysterious loan shark named Ishkabibble, and packs of feral dogs. When his invincible 13-year old sister enters yet another beauty pageant—this one for virgins—the combustible Jameses pile into their car and head South for the competition.    Will Anthony’s family stick together or explode? With electrifying prose, LaValle ushers us into four troubled but very funny lives.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375713316 (037571331X)
ASIN: 037571331X
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Category:
Novels, Health, Illness
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3.0 The Ecstatic Review
If you're only interested in my review of this book, skip to the next paragraph. To those of you who hung around, consider this me waving at you. *waves* Yes, I've been away. I'm still not back in full force, but I'm eleven reviews in the hole (all the books I read while away from the interwebs) and...
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it
5.0 The Ecstatic
The author manages to find humor in the wreckage of his characters' lives without ever condescending. This is a fine work where every scene matters. Truly funny and truly sad in equal measures. Also, I'd most certainly buy the lead character's encyclopedia.
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