Tuesday, May 21st

6-7:30PM

When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead of a heart attack in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a historian turned post-mortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh’s remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained glass folly set on the moors of Shropshire, was built by de Bonne sixteen years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne’s last book, The Lost History of Dreams.

However, Ada’s grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle’s story of Ada and Hugh’s ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights.

This book is available in hardcover ($27.00).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Kris Waldherr in conversation with Terry Lynn Thomas : The Lost History of Dreams