BOOK CLUB: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Monday, Jun 1 | 6:30 PM | FREELovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

When his father 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. Set in 1954, Atticus, George, and Letitia encounter both the everyday terrors of Jim Crow America as well as malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the macabre worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. In connection with our production of Lackawanna Blues, we will discuss the Great Migration, northern racism in the mid-20th Century, and reconstructing family histories.