"The Spirit Photographer": A Conversation with Jon Varese

October 10, 2018
12:30 - 2:00 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

2018.10.10: THE SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHERIn conversation with Jason Rudy, Jon Varese will discuss how he shifted from scholarly writing to fiction for his novel The Spirit Photographer.

From Amazon:

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.