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The Ballad of Black Tom
by Victor Lavalle

    Publication Date: Sep 06, 2022
    List Price: $19.99
    Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781250817556
    Imprint: Tordotcom
    Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
    Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

    Hardcover Description:

    The Ballad of Black Tom—the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award finalist and Shirley Jackson and British Fantasy Award-winning excavation of Lovecraftian mythos by Victor LaValle—is given new life in a brand-new hardcover edition.

    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 skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome 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?