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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 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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315 pound Anthony James goes a strange road trip with his mother, sister and grandmother.

About the Author

Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, winner of the PEN Open Book Award. He has also been awarded the key to Southeastern Queens. He lives in California, where he is the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713316
Author:
Lavalle, Victor D.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Lavalle, Victor
Author:
La Valle, Victor D.
Author:
Victor La Valle
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Schizophrenics
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Fatherless families
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;mental illness;african american
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
108-76
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.02x5.24x.61 in. .47 lbs.

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