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Rena, a twice-married photographer who specializes in infrared techniques, travels to Tuscany with her father and his secondwife. As the trip progresses, in an internal dialogue with her mental double, Rena submits her past to exposure. Using dark room techniques she reevaluates her explosive sexual coming of age, her relationships with her father and various lovers. An audacious woman, who tests the limits of freedom at every point in her life, in Rena's parallel journeys Huston has created a powerful work of fiction and presented an in depth analysis of the relations between men and women.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur & Co., c2011.
ISBN: 9781770870291
Branch Call Number: HUSTO
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 22 cm.


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May 04, 2012

A very interesting, dense novel in which the heroine, a photographer, travels to Firenze with her father and stepmother. She recalls the pain of childhood and re-evaluates her relationships with her family and many lovers. Parallels with Diane Arbus and with infrared film.

debwalker Oct 15, 2011

"Nancy Huston’s tenth novel is as rich, complicated and supple as any of her previous ones. Considering she’s won or been short-listed for many of the prestigious literary awards in both Canada and France, in both English and French, that’s saying a lot."
Michael Basilieres
Globe and Mail

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