The night ocean / Paul La Farge.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle. 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. A tour-de-force of storytelling, The Night Ocean follows the lives of some extraordinary people: Lovecraft, the most influential American horror writer of the 20th century, whose stories continue to win new acolytes, even as his racist views provoke new critics; Barlow, a seminal scholar of Mexican culture who killed himself after being blackmailed for his homosexuality (and who collaborated with Lovecraft on the beautiful story "The Night Ocean"); his student, future Beat writer William S. Burroughs; and L.C. Spinks, a kindly Canadian appliance salesman and science-fiction fan -- the only person who knows the origins of The Erotonomicon, purported to be the intimate diary of Lovecraft himself. As a heartbroken Marina follows her missing husband's trail in an attempt to learn the truth, the novel moves across the decades and along the length of the continent, from a remote Ontario town, through New York and Florida to Mexico City. The Night Ocean is about love and deception -- about the way that stories earn our trust, and betray it"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781101981085 (hardcover)
      1101981083 (hardcover)
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    • ABNT:
      LA FARGE, P. The night ocean. [s. l.]: Penguin Press, 2017. ISBN 9781101981085. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      La Farge P. The Night Ocean. Penguin Press; 2017. Accessed July 12, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      La Farge P. The Night Ocean. Penguin Press; 2017. Accessed July 12, 2020.
    • APA:
      La Farge, P. (2017). The night ocean. Penguin Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      La Farge, Paul. 2017. The Night Ocean. Penguin Press.
    • Harvard:
      La Farge, P. (2017) The night ocean. Penguin Press. Available at: (Accessed: 12 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      La Farge, P 2017, The night ocean, Penguin Press, viewed 12 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      La Farge, Paul. The Night Ocean. Penguin Press, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      La Farge, Paul. The Night Ocean. Penguin Press, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      La Farge P. The night ocean [Internet]. Penguin Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 12]. Available from: