The Paris Photo
A novel and talk by Jane S, Gabin
Wednesday 26 February, 7pm
Interweaving mystery, romance, and historical research, The Paris Photo is a story of how the traumas of wartime ripple into the present.
The novel uncovers the story of American soldier Ben Gordon and his relationship with a young mother, Simone, and her son just after just after the Liberation of Paris in August, 1944. Decades later, Ben's daughter stitches the relationship back together when she discovers a photograph of her late father with an unknown woman and boy. Eager to uncover more of her father's past, she travels to Paris to learn about the people in the photograph.
The Paris Photo lifts characters out of the pages of a history book, richly depicting the human emotion that pervades our memories.
A native of New York City, Jane S. Gabin earned her BA at Queens College of the City University of New York and her PhD in English from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An independent scholar, she has participated in numerous academic conferences and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, spending considerable time in England and France.
Professionally, Jane is an experienced teacher and educational counselor. Her extensive teaching ranges from high school to college to lifelong learning. Most recently, she has taught at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University. She is a member of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, the Victorian Society of New York, and the Alliance Française of Raleigh.