Virtual Event: Mamta Chaudhry

presenting

Haunting Paris:
A Novel

in conversation with MARGOT LIVESEY

Date

Jul
2
Thursday
July 2, 2020
7:00 PM

Location

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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes debut author MAMTA CHAUDHRY for a discussion of her new novel, Haunting Paris. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed local novelist MARGOT LIVESEY.

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About Haunting Paris

Paris, 1989: Alone in her luminous apartment on Île Saint-Louis, Sylvie discovers a mysterious letter among her late lover Julien’s possessions, launching her into a decades-old search for a child who vanished in the turbulence of the Second World War. She is unaware that she is watched over by Julien’s ghost, his love for her powerful enough to draw him back to this world, though doomed now to remain a silent observer. Sylvie’s quest leads her deep into the secrets of Julien’s past, shedding new light on the dark days of Nazi-occupied Paris. A timeless story of love and loss, Haunting Paris matches emotional intensity with lyrical storytelling to explore grief, family secrets, and the undeniable power of memory.

Praise for Haunting Paris

“This fine first novel explores the ways history abides in the streets and monuments of an old city and in the human souls who love it and grieve for it and struggle to forgive it. A small parable, pondering the nature of civilization itself.” —Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead

“Powerful and moving. . . . Audaciously, imaginatively constructed, with a heartbreaking, profoundly adult love story at its center.” —Russell Banks, author of Cloudsplitter and Continental Drift

“Through pianist Sylvie and the flâneur ghost of Julien, Haunting Paris connects the living with our past. This extraordinary debut truly is haunting.” —Meg Waite Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Race for Paris

Mamta Chaudhry
Mamta Chaudhry

Mamta Chaudhry

Mamta Chaudhry lives with her husband in Coral Gables, Florida, and they spend part of each year in India and in France. Much of her professional career was in television and classical radio at stations in Calcutta, Gainesville, Dallas, and Miami. Mamta has studied with Marilynne Robinson and has also taught literature and creative writing at the University of Miami. Her early fiction, poetry, and feature articles have been published in newspapers and magazines in the States and in India. She is currently working on a second novel.

Margot Livesey
Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She has taught in numerous writing programs including Emerson College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, and the Warren Wilson low residency MFA program. She is the author of a collection of stories and eight novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and most recently Mercury. She is the recipient of awards from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute. She lives in Cambridge, MA and is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing was published in July 2017.

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