Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Changeling by Victor Lavalle

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:

The Changeling by Victor Lavalle
Publication Date: June 13th, 2017
Spiegel & Grau
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From Goodreads:

The Changeling
"One man’s thrilling journey through an enchanted world to find his wife, who has disappeared after seemingly committing an unforgiveable act of violence, from the award-winning author of the The Devil in Silver and Big Machine.

“If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison…the result would be Victor LaValle.”—Anthony Doerr

Apollo Kagwa has had strange dreams that have haunted him since childhood. An antiquarian book dealer with a business called Improbabilia, he is just beginning to settle into his new life as a committed and involved father, unlike his own father who abandoned him, when his wife Emma begins acting strange. 

Disconnected and uninterested in their new baby boy, Emma at first seems to be exhibiting all the signs of post-partum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go far beyond that. 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 begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma’s whereabouts. Apollo then begins a journey that takes him to a forgotten island in the East River of New York City, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest in Queens where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. This dizzying tale is ultimately a story about family and the unfathomable secrets of the people we love."

I only recently became of aware of this one, but the synopsis on Goodreads immediately captured me and made me really want to know more. I think this book sounds like it has a lot of potential, so I'll be keeping my out for its release in June!

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. What a cool cover! Thanks for putting this book on my radar, it's my first time hearing about it :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. Oooo, I just saw this one a friend's blog! First time I'd seen it, and now twice in a day - it's a sign. ;) The cover is SO cool, and the book sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fantastic week, Jordan. =)

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