A NovelBook - 2016
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In 1954, Atticus Turner heads to New England with his uncle and friend to track down his missing father, going up against racism, bigotry, and evil spirits. A thought-provoking and humorous horror story.
KCLSRacheal Jul 13, 2017
This story of a Black family whose members each intersect with the head of a creepy cult of 'Natural Philosophers' would be great for fans of the movie Get Out (Jordan Peele is actually adapting this for TV!) because it turns often white-centered horror tropes on their heads, and focuses on Black... Read More »
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“Lovecraft Country,” takes place in Jim Crow U.S.A. and the majority of main characters are black. The primary character, Atticus Turner (a combo name built from Atticus Finch and Nate Turner?) is a science fiction literature aficionado. And he travels around the country doing research for a book published/written and printed by his father. The book's titled, “The Safe Negro Travel Guide.” A book which, unfortunately, is based on an actual historical artifact. Lovely. USA! USA! USA! Read the rest of my review/summary on my blog at: http://www.kellydowhower.com/blog1/book_review:_lovecraft_country/
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