THE LUMIERE AFFAIR
a novel of Cannes
By Sara Voorhees
Simon and Schuster
May 8, 2007
Los Angeles movie journalist Natalie Conwaythe star of Sara Voorhees
debut novel THE LUMIERE AFFAIR should be thrilled at the prospect of covering
the Cannes Film Festival. But 31 year old Nattie is weary of the superficial celebrity
circuit and loath to return to France the scene of an accident that killed her
mother when Nattie was just a child. Nonetheless, she is unattached, unsettled, and
unable to commit to anything, and a house full of unpaid bills leaves her with no
choice but to accept the assignment.
At Cannes, Nattie is caught up in the whirlwind of endless film screenings,
press luncheons, and deadlines, not to mention the carnival-like atmosphere of
the topless beaches. As the festival progresses, she finds herself drawn to
Jacques Vidanne, a reclusive Corsican filmmaker who seems to know a lot about
her, and who the deeper she digs seems to have a strange link to her past.
In an unwitting journey of self-discovery, Nattie learns she is stronger
than she ever imagined, and that perhaps there is love for her after all.
A mystery and love story with a big dose of Silver Screen glamour,
THE LUMIERE AFFAIR is a clever and heart-warming account of
one womans quest to reconcile the past and embrace the future.