Virtual Fiction Book Club: Lovecraft Country

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's Virtual Fiction Book Club selection: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. The discussion book is available in eBook format from Hoopla (https://bit.ly/31Aiu1a) using your Wauconda Area Library card.
If you need help accessing Hoopla, please reach out to Emily Daniel at edaniel@wauclib.org.  

Now an HBO series

The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects 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 Montrose 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 Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned Atticus’s great grandmother—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate 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 one black family, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.


Event Type(s): Adult Services
Emily Daniel
(847) 526-6225 ext. 233

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