Lovecraft Country doesn t just race along, it tears, demanding that you keep turning its pages without interruption. Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother
Wonderful from page one. . . . Matt Ruff is one of the gentlest, wildest writers of fantastic fiction. John Crowley, author of Little, Big
Another only Matt Ruff could do this production. Lovecraft Country takes the unlikeliest of premises and spins it into a funny, fast, exciting, and affecting read. Neal Stephenson, New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves and Anathem
The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America 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 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 Samuel Braithwhite heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus s ancestors they encounter both the mundane terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.
Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal, the Order of the Ancient Dawn led by Braithwhite and his son, Caleb which has gathered to perform 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 still haunts us today."