Mamta Chaudhry has been published in the Miami Review, The Illustrated Weekly of India, The Telegraph, The Statesman, Writer’s Digest, and The Rotarian, among others. She lives with her husband in Coral Gables, Florida, and they spend part of each year in India and France. Haunting Paris is her first novel.
In the summer of 1989, while Paris is poised to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, Sylvie mourns the loss of her lover, Julien, and is unable to find solace in the music that has always been her refuge. Julien’s sister and one of her daughters perished in the Holocaust; but Julien held out hope that the other daughter managed to escape. Julien had devoted years to secretly tracking his niece, and now Sylvie picks up where he left off. Sylvie sets out on her quest, watched over by Julien’s ghost. Sylvie’s journey leads her deep into the secrets of Julien’s past, shedding new light on the dark days of Nazi-held Paris and on the character of the man Sylvie loved.