Coverart for item
The Resource Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country

Label
Lovecraft Country
Title
Lovecraft Country
Statement of responsibility
Matt Ruff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Soon to be a New HBO® Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld), Misha Green (Creator of Underground) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out)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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10460334
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruff, Matt
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Lovecraft Country
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7c0d2717-29a7-4dcf-96f8-b42c2b8026ba
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062292087
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lovecraft Country
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7c0d2717-29a7-4dcf-96f8-b42c2b8026ba
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062292087
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • McMinnville Public LibraryBorrow it
      225 NW Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, US
      45.210071 -123.199661
Processing Feedback ...