Moments Captured

Moments Captured

A Novel

Format
Ebook
Price
$13.99
 
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781468304435
  • 384 Pages
  • Overlook Books
  • Adult

Overview

Moments Captured is the captivating story of two indelible individuals and a shattering murder in latenineteenth-century San Francisco. An epic saga of young America flexing its muscle, it is roughly based on the life of the great photographer Edward Muybridge. Crossing the country with his camera and outsized ambition, Muybridge meets the emancipated young dancer Holly Hughes, and inexorably she becomes the true focus of his life- though a corrupt robber baron interested in Muybridge’s talent for technology comes between them.

Through Seidman’s finely drawn prose, we witness nation-building on a colossal scale, along with the politics of wile, greed, and seduction. With an intense love affair at its center and a true-to-life narrative of art and technology, this novel brings to life one of the most picaresque settings in American history.

Praise

"Part historical romance… and part bildungsroman. Very good indeed." — The New York Times

"Suspenseful, exciting… fast-paced and engrossing." — Los Angeles Times
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