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The Spirit Photographer

spirit photographer "Here is a stunning first novel that combines the thrills of mystery and fantasy with the feel of historical authenticity. Varese knows nineteenth-century America, and he makes it come alive with an elegant and fluid style. A fine accomplishment.”

–Bruce Levine
Author of The Fall of the House of Dixie

"The Spirit Photographer unexpectedly brings race and Southern Gothic to the world of Boston after the Civil War. The time is Reconstruction rather than slavery, and the photographer specializes in the dead beyond the battlefield. Ghosts of a different kind haunt national memory in this groundbreaking new historical novel."

–Susan Gillman
Author of Blood Talk : American Race Melodrama
and the Culture of the Occult

Bookshop Santa Cruz
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