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The spirit photographer : a novel, Jon Michael Varese

Label
The spirit photographer : a novel
Title
The spirit photographer
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jon Michael Varese
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Boston, 1870. Photographer Edward Moody runs a booming business capturing the images of the spirits of the departed in his portraits. He lures grieving widows and mourning mothers into his studio with promises of catching the ghosts of their deceased loved ones with his camera. Despite the whispers around town that Moody is a fraud of the basest kind, no one has been able to expose him, and word of his gift has spread, earning him money, fame, and a growing list of illustrious clients. One day, while developing the negative from a sitting to capture the spirit of the young son of an abolitionist senator, Moody is shocked to see a different spectral figure develop before his eyes. Instead of the staged image of the boy he was expecting, the camera has seemingly captured the spirit of a beautiful young woman. Is it possible that the spirit photographer caught a real ghost? When Moody recognizes the woman in the photograph as the daughter of an escaped slave he knew long ago, he is compelled to travel from Boston to the Louisiana bayous to resolve their unfinished business - and perhaps save his soul. But more than one person is out to stop him . . . With dramatic twists and redolent of the mood of the Southern Gothic, The Spirit Photographer conjures the Reconstruction era South, replete with fugitive hunters, voodoo healers, and other dangers lurking in the swamp. Jon Michael Varese's deftly plotted first novel is an intense tale of death and betrayal that shows us how undeniably the ghosts of the past remain with us, and how resolutely they refuse to be quieted" --
Summary
While grifting mourners with photos that supposedly depict the spirits of their dead loved ones, an 1870 conman is shocked when he captures a real ghost that he recognizes as a woman he once knew, the daughter of an escaped slave
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
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10651218
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Varese, Jon Michael
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Spirit photography
  • Photographers
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Betrayal
Target audience
adult
Label
The spirit photographer : a novel, Jon Michael Varese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992743254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781468315875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992743254
Label
The spirit photographer : a novel, Jon Michael Varese
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992743254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781468315875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992743254

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