Author Paul La Farge — Athenaeum Salon

(4.7) The Friday Salon at the Providence Athenaeum — The Secret Life of H.P. Lovecraft — features author Paul La Farge discussing his new novel The Night Ocean. (La Farge wrote about this in The New Yorker.)

Hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “an ingenious and provocative work of alternative history,” Paul La Farge’s new novel The Night Ocean explores H.P. Lovecraft’s sexuality in a subversively Lovecraftian way. Join La Farge as he speaks about his research of Lovecraft’s world and early science fiction fandom, traveling from Mexico City to Ontario to explore the relationship between Lovecraft and his young fan, poet Robert Barlow.

The New York Times calls the novel “a book full of pleasures . . . Dashing, playful and cleverly imagined.” (Registration for event is required — go here.)

To learn more about H.P. Lovecraft and his life in Providence, join the Rhode Island Historical Society for their Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour on Saturday, April 8 — this year commemorating the 80th anniversary of Lovecraft’s death.

5pm to 7pm, Friday, April 7, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, (directions)

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