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The Resource The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle, (electronic resource.)

The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle, (electronic resource.)

Label
The Ballad of Black Tom
Title
The Ballad of Black Tom
Statement of responsibility
Victor LaValle
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his black skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their trained cops. But when he delivers an occult page to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?"LaValle cleverly subverts Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos by imbuing a black man with the power to summon the Old Ones, and creates genuine chills with his evocation of the monstrous Sleeping King, an echo of Lovecraft's Dagon...[The Ballad of Black Tom] has a satisfying slingshot ending." ?Elizabeth Hand for Fantasy & ScienceFiction"[LaValle] reinvents outmoded literary conventions, particularly the ghettos of genre and ethnicity that long divided serious literature from popular fiction." ?Praise for The Devil in Silver from Elizabeth Hand, author of Radiant Days
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1972-
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LaValle, Victor D.
PerformerNote
Narrator: Kevin R. Free
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Free, Kevin R.
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  • Fiction
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Doorways
  • Magic
  • African American men
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle, (electronic resource.)
Link
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Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (3 audio files)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427273819
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
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6c7ada3b-480c-4c85-87e2-bc6646ba91ac
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System control number
ODN0002557116
System details
Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 89096 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle, (electronic resource.)
Link
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (3 audio files)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427273819
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6c7ada3b-480c-4c85-87e2-bc6646ba91ac
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System control number
ODN0002557116
System details
Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 89096 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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