The Last Summer of the World (Hardcover)

By Emily Mitchell

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393064872, 390pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007



Flying over the fields of France, Steichen struggles to understand what went wrong in his seemingly idyllic life. His search for answers takes him into his own complex past, toward a painful self-understanding and the discovery of new ways of seeing the world Told with the elegance of Michael Cunningham'sThe Hours and the historical rendering of Colm Toibin's The Master, The Last Summer of the World captures the life and heart of a great photographer and of a world beset by war.