- Paperback: 276 pages
- Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC (December 8, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935171550
- ISBN-13: 978-1935171553
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,456,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
In explosive 1968, Calvin Davis spends a year in the City of Light sitting at Left Bank sidewalk cafes, penning endless drafts of the The Phantom Lady of Paris. On café tables he learns more about writing than he has in the lecture halls of two great American universities—Hampton and Howard. He also learns how to wear out the seats of ten pairs of jeans. The honor of birthing such a unique and remarkable woman as the Phantom Lady, he says today, was worth the loss of the pants and the bearing of the pain . . . for today his “child,” the Phantom Lady, lives.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a story that will stay with you long after you put the book down. It will pull you to Paris..To the cafes and bridges..to the people that walk its streets.. and its ghosts.
I highly recommend this book. A bit a history woven with unforgetable charaters. You won't want to put it down.
Mr. Davis is a highly talented story teller and has an artistic way with words. He has a unique ability to describe people and places succinctly but very vividly. I could clearly imagine the characters strolling through Paris and enjoying the views from a cafe.
I was intrigued by Mr. Davis's ability to subtly weave social commentary into his story. He has done so in such a way that I have really stopped to think and question some of the beliefs I have had about the progress of society.
The language is beautiful, and honestly real. The scenery is evocative. The pages are filled with a genuine sense of real history. And the mystery captivates. From missing newspaper to missing persons, dejected coffee-drinker to over-enthusiastic cop, and from first love to haunting renewal, this is a book to read, savor, absorb and remember, as we live through the Parises and Parisians of our own humanly confusing and partisan world.
Disclosure: I was given a copy and I offer my honest review.
A tale with a twist in the tail, it is a real page-turner.
Looking forward to finding more books by this author.
Judy S. Walter
When I finished the book, I also finished the last of the tissues in my box of Kleenex. The author made me cry not once, not twice, but three times. A very satisfying ending.
Put this one on your reading list.
Marie Colligan, author.