Book Launch: Paul LaFarge - THE NIGHT OCEAN

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong - Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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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.

We're excited to be the local launch venue for Paul La Farge's much anticipated new novel. He is also the author of 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’ here in the Hudson Valley, where he is almost certainly up to no good.

Author image: Carol Shadford

Luminous Airplanes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250013828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador USA - October 2nd, 2012

The Facts of Winter Cover Image
By Paul Poissel, Paul La Farge (Translator)
ISBN: 9781936365449
Availability: Backordered
Published: McSweeney's - November 1st, 2011

The Artist of the Missing Cover Image
By Paul La Farge, Stephen Alcorn (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374525804
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl - May 5th, 2006

Haussmann, or the Distinction Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312420925
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - November 1st, 2002