Infrared

Nancy Huston (Author)
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Description

Award-winning author Nancy Huston follows her bestselling novel, Fault Lines, winner of the Prix Femina, with an intensely provocative story about a passionate yet emotionally-wounded woman's sexual explorations.

After a troubled childhood and two failed marriages, Rena Greenblatt has achieved success as a photographer. She specializes in infrared techniques that expose her pictures' otherwise hidden landscapes and capture the raw essence of deeply private moments in the lives of her subjects.

Away from her lover, and stuck in Florence, Italy, with her infuriating stepmother and her aging, unwell father, Rena confronts not only the masterpieces of the Renaissance but the banal inconveniences of a family holiday. At the same time, she finds herself traveling into dark and passionate memories that will lead to disturbing revelations.

Infrared is both an explicitly bold story of how sexuality is influenced by childhood, family, and culture, and a portrait of a woman coming to terms with the end of her father's life. With exceptional flair and intelligence, Huston fearlessly investigates the links between family intimacies and our collective lives, between destruction and creation.

Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Grove Press, Black Cat
Publish Date
July 03, 2012
Pages
264
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.85 X 8.34 inches | 0.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802120274
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About the Author

Nancy Huston is the author of twelve novels, including Plainsong, which won the Governor General's Award for Fiction in French; Slow Emergencies, winner of the Prix L' and the Prix Louis-Hémon; The Mark of An Angel, awarded the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle; and Fault Lines, winner of the Prix Femina and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year.

Visit her website at nancyhuston.ca

Reviews

--A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year

"Huston shows her mastery of complicated structure, wide culural knowledge, and brilliant, assured portraiture."--The Globe and Mail

"There is something eminently subversive in Nancy Huston's latest novel. A forty-five-year-old woman dares to talk about her sexuality, her immense desire for men. But even more, Infrared is a staggering expression of the power of art as salvation."--Voir (Canada)

"Compelling . . . A finely written examination of sexual politics and the importance of emotional triage."--Quill & Quire

"Poetic . . . A ruminative and sensual read."--Zoe Whittall, National Post (Canada)

"An intense and sensual novel"--France Soir

"Nancy Huston is in top form writing about individual and collective memories, and she knows better than most how to dramatize family destinies."--Le Monde des Livres

"Infrared, written in lyrical slivers and voluptuous prose is an engaging work."--Canberra Times (Australia)