Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose 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. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite --- heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors --- they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn, which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his --- and the whole Turner clan’s --- destruction.
The MIRAGE presents a twisted alternate take on the 9/11 attacks: on September 11, 2001, Christian fundamentalists flew two planes into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh.