The Phantom Lady of Paris? I knew her well. On the other hand-as I later discovered-I didn't know her at all. The woman did everything wrong. She did nothing wrong. She was a Jezebel, deceptive in every way. I've never known a more honest and straightforward person. During our relationship, she kept me constantly jittery and perturbed. The happiest days of my life were those I shared with the Phantom Lady of Paris. They were the golden days, the good times, good, that is, until...
|Publisher:||Indigo Sea Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)|
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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The Phantom Lady of Paris based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
An amazing trip back to 1968 Paris. A time of turmoil and tragedy with the Vietnam war raging. Mr. Davis has woven a tale full of marvelous characters living in the City of Light.As with the US, Paris is having its similiar issues with the War. Protestors, revolutionaries, teachers, and others come to Paris to find or escape themselves. In Paris, they feel they can find the answers with other like minded. Some become disillusioned and walk a dangerous path,others find friendships that will touch there lives forever. The Phantom Lady is the person I think most of us wish we could be.. Although sometimes exasperating and secretive, she is magic and love and kindness in a time where the world is in despair. 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.
Told in the thoroughly convincing voice of a late 1960s protagonist, an American in Paris, Calvin Davis’ Phantom Lady of Paris brings to life a thoroughly European world, on the brink of violence and decay. Surprisingly, that world seems not so different from the world of today, inviting the reader to tread carefully and wait for revelation. Phantom is a hauntingly beautiful novel, combining mysteries of human life, deep suspicions, enthralling backdrops of coffee, river, history and cafes, and history’s dark intrusions on the lives of real people. It’s hard not to view the sins of the past as a cancer infecting the present, while desires for change turn into action, reaction, and occasional terror, while the desire for love learns to fly. 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.