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The Luminist: A Novel
By David Rocklin and Jacquelyn Mitchard (introduced by)
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Publisher Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts
Publication date September 27, 2011
Pages 322
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780979018879
ISBN-10 0979018870
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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IN COLONIAL INDIA, at a time of growing friction between the ruling British and the restless Indian populace, a Victorian woman and her young Tamil Indian servant defy convention, class, and heartbreak to investigate what is gained - and lost - by holding life still. Suggested by the life and work of photographic pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron, The Luminist filters 19th century Ceylon through the lens of an English woman, Catherine Colebrook and a 15 year old Tamil boy, Eligius Shourie. Left fatherless by soldiers, Eligius is brought as a servant to the Colebrooks' neglected estate. In the shadow of Catherine's obsession to arrest beauty - to select a moment from the thousands comprising her life in Ceylon and hold it apart from mere memory - Eligius transforms into her apprentice in the creation of the first haunting photographs in history.


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With David Rocklin | from Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts (September 27, 2011)
9780979018879 | details & prices | 322 pages | 5.75 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $15.95
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