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Lovecraft Country: A Novel By Matt Ruff Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062292063
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Published: Harper - February 16th, 2016

A collection of short stories that combine into a single narrative, Lovecraft Country balances the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft with the real horrors of life in Jim Crow America. Set in 1954 Chicago, each story centers around Atticus Turner and his family as they navigate horrors both supernatural and otherwise. While every story is unique, my personal favorite follows a black woman who insists on buying a property in all white neighborhood. Unfortunately, the only property available is haunted by its racist previous tenant. There isn't a weak story in the bunch. Lovecraft Country manages to balance imagination with a powerful social conscience.