Elizabeth C. Felt, author of Syncopation

Event date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 2:00pm

Room is delighted to welcome  local novelist Elizabeth Felt for a reading and book signing in our store!

In Nineteenth Century France, a woman’s role was explicitly defined: She was a daughter, then a wife, then a mother. This view was held by novelist and poet Victor Hugo, but not by his daughter, pianist and poet Adèle Hugo. Under such constraints, what’s a woman of passion to do? Syncopation: A Memoir of Adèle Hugo, by Elizabeth Caulfield Felt, breathes life into the unconventional thoughts of this controversial female figure. An elderly Adèle recounts her desperate attempts to gain personal freedom. Her memoir blurs the fine line between truth and madness, in a narrative that is off-kilter, skewed, syncopated.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison