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The Night Ocean Hardcover
by Paul La Farge. Edition Date:: 03/07/2017
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.
About the Author

Paul La Farge is the author of four novels: The Night Ocean, forthcoming from Penguin Press in March, 2017; The Artist of the Missing (FSG, 1999), Haussmann, or the Distinction (FSG, 2001), and Luminous Airplanes (FSG, 2011); and a book of imaginary dreams, The Facts of Winter (McSweeney's Books, 2005). He lives in a subterranean ‘annex’ in upstate New York, where he is almost certainly up to no good.
 
 
 

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