The noised outside her window were of wind and the near sea, of clay chimes kilned to crystalline tones.-- The Luminist by David Rocklin. Illicit love and photography in 19th century Ceylon -- sounds good to me!
Photography in its infancy was a dangerous game.-- from the Introduction by Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean. One of the many things I love about these beautiful Hawthorne Books editions, in addition to the fancy French covers, is that they commission famous authors to write really good introductions.
Rocklin is on tour with this book, with the following appearances scheduled for next week:
Monday, 12 December 2011 (check website to confirm time)
The Makeout Room with The Rumpus: 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco
Wednesday, 14 December (check website to confirm time)
192 Books: 192 10th Avenue, at 21st Street, New York
A Few More Pages hosts Book Beginnings every Friday. The event is open for the entire week.