By Victor LaValle
New Hyde Hospital’s psychiatric ward has a brand new resident. It additionally has a really, very previous one.
Pepper is a rambunctious great guy, minor-league troublemaker, working-class hero (in his personal mind), and, all of sudden, the stunned inmate of a budget-strapped psychological establishment in Queens, ny. He’s no longer mentally unwell, yet that doesn’t appear to subject. he's accused of against the law he can’t particularly sq. together with his reminiscence. within the darkness of his room on his first evening, he’s visited by way of a terrifying creature with the physique of an previous guy and the pinnacle of a bison who approximately kills him prior to being hustled away through the sanatorium employees. It’s no fantasy: the opposite sufferers make sure hungry satan roams the hallways while the solar is going down. Pepper rallies 3 different inmates in a plot to struggle again: Dorry, an octogenarian schizophrenic who’s been at the ward for many years and is familiar with all its secrets and techniques; espresso, an African immigrant with critical OCD, who attempts desperately to ship alarms to the skin international; and Loochie, a bipolar teenage lady who acts because the group’s enforcer. scuffling with the pill-pushing employees, each other, and their very own minds, they fight to kill the monster that’s stalking them. yet can the satan die?
The satan in Silver brilliantly brings jointly the compelling subject matters that spark all of Victor LaValle’s radiant fiction: religion, race, category, insanity, and our courting with the unseen and the uncanny. greater than that, it’s a thrillingly suspenseful paintings of literary horror approximately friendship, love, and the braveness to slay our personal demons.
Advance compliment for The satan in Silver
“Literary horror simply came across a brand new grasp. Profound, and profoundly terrifying, Victor LaValle’s The satan in Silver is a page-turning delight.”—Gary Shteyngart
“The satan in Silver is the infrequent paintings that takes probably disparate elements and brings them jointly seamlessly into anything solely unique. there's insanity the following, and it truly is infused with brilliance, and the result's a narrative that's as illuminating because it is entertaining.”—Mat Johnson, writer of Pym