A special reading from THE LUMINIST

by author David Rocklin
Sunday, March 24, 2013
4pm, at Gallery RIVAA

 

Please join us this Sunday, March 24th, at 4pm, at Gallery RIVAA, to listen to a special reading from THE LUMINIST, by author David Rocklin.
 
“A literary feast of words and exquisite turns of phrase, The Luminist
brings colonial 19th century Ceylon to life through the eyes
of a Tamil boy named Eligius Shourie, a free-thinking servant who
forms a bond with his employer, the ambitious British photographer
Catherine Colebrook. Set against a tropical backdrop of simmering
unrest, this elegantly constructed historical novel cast a quiet spell on
me that gathered momentum right through to shocking final scenes of
astonishing emotional power. This fascinating story made me want to
run to the library and learn everything about the 19th century British
photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron – on whom the character of
Catherine Colebrook is loosely based – and the colorful history of
Ceylon, which is now known as Sri Lanka.”—Anjali Banerjee, author of
Haunting Jasmine