Jon Michael Varese with Dan Berger

In Jon Michael Varese’s debut novel, The Spirit Photographer (Overlook), a photographer running a successful business capturing carefully staged “images” of the deceased is startled to find a familiar face—that of the daughter of an escaped slave he knew long ago—in one of his photographs.

"Varese's unique first novel is set deep in the secrets of the postwar years, when the chains of slavery have vanished but an equally sinister underside to society remains. An entertaining amalgam of history and fiction, gothic and ghost story, The Spirit Photographer is an addicting tale.” —Booklist.

Jon Michael Varese is a literary historian whose focus has been the significance of the 19th-century British novel in both Britain and America, and is the Director of Public Outreach for The Dickens Project at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Jon Michael Varese appears in conversation with Dan Berger, Associate Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington at Bothell.

The Spirit Photographer: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781468315875
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 17th, 2018

Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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