Paul Farge

autor

The Night Ocean


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.
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Noční oceán


Doktorka Marina Willetová to vůbec nemá lehké, její manžel Charlie si totiž vypěstoval závislost na autorovi hororů H. P. Lovecraftovi. Zejména je fascinován událostmi z léta roku 1934, kdy samotářský spisovatel strávil dva měsíce se svým mladým fanouškem Robertem Barlowem. Co ty dva spojovalo a co k sobě cítili? Když už si Charlie myslí, že hádanku vyřešil, vypukne skandál a on zmizí. Policie to označí za sebevraždu, ale Marina této verzi nevěří. Ve snaze zjistit pravdu se vydává po manželových stopách, které ji zavedou nejen k Futuriánům, skupině mladých autorů science fiction, ale i k Williamu S. Burroughsovi nebo k takzvanému Erotonomikonu, jenž je považován za intimní deník samotného Lovecrafta. Ať už patříte k vyznavačům díla mistra hrůzy z Providence, nebo se setkáváte s Lovecraftovým jménem poprvé, téhle románové pokloně psychiatrii a pulp fiction podlehnete dřív, než řeknete Cthulhu.
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