The Night Ocean - Paul La Farge

Staff Pick

Marina’s husband, a famous-turned-infamous literary historian, has disappeared, seemingly a suicide case but maybe that’s just what he wants people to think. From this hook, The Night Ocean’s tentacles spread into a kaleidoscopic series of investigations, as Marina double-checks her spouse’s leads to get to the bottom of a mysterious bit of H. P. Lovecraft apocrypha called “The Erotonomicon”. Cameos extend from Lovecraft to William Burroughs, Isaac Asimov, and more, becoming what a friend described as “The Savage Detectives of American weird fiction”. Beyond that, it’s a parodically hilarious and utterly heartbreaking account of the depths to which people will go to forgive, embody, and take revenge upon their former idols and ensnare the sympathies of future audiences. This book is astonishingly good.

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ISBN: 9781101981085
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Published: Penguin Press - March 7th, 2017

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