Click for a larger image of The Ecstatic

The Ecstatic
by Victor Lavalle

Publication Date:
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780375713316
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
Borrow from Library

Read Our Review of The Ecstatic


Book Description:
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.

book cover The Ecstatic by Victor LavalleMore books like The Ecstatic may be found by selecting the categories below:


Tell us what do you think about The Ecstatic.


Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.