A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism - the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today. Les mer
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A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism - the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.
Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, twenty-two year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George - publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide - and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite - heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus's ancestors - they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.
At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn - led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb - which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his - and the whole Turner clan's - destruction.
Chapter - 1: LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Chapter - 2: DREAMS OF THE WHICH HOUSE Chapter - 3: ABDULLAH'S BOOK Chapter - 4: HIPPOLYTA DISTURBS THE UNIVERSE Chapter - 5: JEKYLL IN HYDE PARK Chapter - 6: THE NARROW HOUSE Chapter - 7: HORACE AND THE DEVIL DOLL Chapter - 8: THE MARK OF CAIN Section - i: EPILOGUE Acknowledgements - ii: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Matt Ruff, the critically acclaimed cult novelist, makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.