The Changeling: A Novel Summary
Victor LaValle

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The Changeling: A Novel Overview

Victor LaValle translates the classic fairy tale into a contemporary New York City family epic in his novel The Changeling. Rare book-seller Apollo Kagwa, the son of a Ugandan immigrant and runaway father, finds himself caught in a wild rumpus on the hunt for his wife, Emma Valentine, after she appears to commit an atrocious crime. LaValle journeys through themes of parenthood, loss and identity, and good versus evil, never missing an opportunity to criticize systems of power on the way.

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