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The Night Ocean

Author: Paul LaFarge.

The Night Ocean

Author: Paul LaFarge.

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Item #: D03380
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101981092
Charlie Willett has become obsessed with legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, and particularly with an episode in the summer of 1934, when the "old gent" lived for two months with a gay fan named Robert Barlow. Were they friends—or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he's solved the puzzle, he disappears. The police say it's suicide, but his wife Marina, ... More
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Charlie Willett has become obsessed with legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, and particularly with an episode in the summer of 1934, when the "old gent" lived for two months with a gay fan named Robert Barlow. Were they friends—or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he's solved the puzzle, he disappears. The police say it's suicide, but his wife Marina, a psychiatrist, doesn't believe them. Paul La Farge's novel follows Marina's quest, through the lives of Lovecraft; Barlow (a scholar of Mexican culture who killed himself after being blackmailed); his student, future Beat writer William S. Burroughs; and a Canadian appliance salesman who knows the origins of Lovecraft's diary, The Erotonomicon.


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