The Resource The night ocean, Paul La Farge

The night ocean, Paul La Farge

Label
The night ocean
Title
The night ocean
Statement of responsibility
Paul La Farge
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle. Marina Willett, M.D., has a problem. Her husband, Charlie, has become obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft, in particular with one episode in the legendary horror writer's life: In the summer of 1934, the "old gent" lived for two months with a gay teenage fan named Robert Barlow, at Barlow's family home in central Florida. What were the two of them up to? Were they friends--or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he's solved the puzzle, a new scandal erupts, and he disappears. The police say it's suicide. Marina is a psychiatrist, and she doesn't believe them. A tour-de-force of storytelling, The Night Ocean follows the lives of some extraordinary people: Lovecraft, the most influential American horror writer of the 20th century, whose stories continue to win new acolytes, even as his racist views provoke new critics; Barlow, a seminal scholar of Mexican culture who killed himself after being blackmailed for his homosexuality (and who collaborated with Lovecraft on the beautiful story "The Night Ocean"); his student, future Beat writer William S. Burroughs; and L.C. Spinks, a kindly Canadian appliance salesman and science-fiction fan -- the only person who knows the origins of The Erotonomicon, purported to be the intimate diary of Lovecraft himself. As a heartbroken Marina follows her missing husband's trail in an attempt to learn the truth, the novel moves across the decades and along the length of the continent, from a remote Ontario town, through New York and Florida to Mexico City. The Night Ocean is about love and deception -- about the way that stories earn our trust, and betray it"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
The night ocean, Paul La Farge
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The night ocean, Paul La Farge
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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Dimensions
25 cm
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{'Saratoga Springs Public Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1270899', 'Horicon Free Public Library (Brant Lake)': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1270899', 'Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1270899', 'Crandall Public Library (Glens Falls)': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1270899'}
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781101981085
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016043484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (SKY)sky284306906
  • 1266458

Library Locations

    • Brant Lake - Horicon Free Public LibraryBorrow it
      6604 State Route 8, Brant Lake, NY, 12815, US
      43.675492 -73.749418
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