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Lovecraft Country

by Matt Ruff

Paperback £8.99
Published 30th May 2019, 384 pages
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Now a major HBO series from J.J. Abrams, Misha Green and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out )

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country 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.

Details

Lovecraft Country
by Matt Ruff

ISBN
9781509883356

Publisher
Pan Macmillan

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
May 30, 2019

Dimensions
19.6cm x 13.0cm x 2.6cm

Page count
384 pages