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The Resource Lovecraft country : a novel, Matt Ruff

Lovecraft country : a novel, Matt Ruff

Label
Lovecraft country : a novel
Title
Lovecraft country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matt Ruff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-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. A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism -- the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today."--
Summary
Blends multiple genres in a visceral exploration of the Jim Crow era and its legacy, tracing the story of young Army vet Atticus Turner, who in 1954 Chicago travels with his publisher uncle and childhood friend to search for his missing father only to encounter human and supernatural terrors at the estate of a descendant of slave owners.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Amazon.com
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10460334
Cataloging source
YDX
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Ruff, Matt
Dewey number
813.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3568.U3615
LC item number
L68 2017
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lovecraft, H. P.
  • Missing persons
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Kidnapping
  • Occultists
  • Magic
  • Ghost stories
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • African Americans
  • Ghost stories
  • Kidnapping
  • Magic
  • Missing persons
  • Occultists
  • Racism
Target audience
adult
Label
Lovecraft country : a novel, Matt Ruff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
372, 15 pages
Isbn
9780062292070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956625991
Label
Lovecraft country : a novel, Matt Ruff
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
372, 15 pages
Isbn
9780062292070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956625991

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