From Nancy Huston - the Orange Prize shortlisted author of Fault Lines - comes Infrared: a smart and provocative novel of sexual intimacy and desire.After a childhood marked by pain, Rena Greenblatt has found the strength to build a successful career as a photographer. Like the ultrasensitive infrared film she uses, Rena sees what others don't see, and finds a form of love. By photographing men's bodies, she hopes to glimpse their souls.Away from her lover, Aziz, stuck in Florence with her infuriating stepmother and her ageing, unwell father, Rena confronts the masterpieces of the Renaissance alongside the banal inconveniences of a family holiday. At the same time, she finds herself travelling into dark and passionate memories of desire that lead her into a series of disturbing revelations.
Nancy Huston was born in Calgary, Canada, in 1953 and studied in New England and New York. When she was twenty she went to Paris and decided to make it her home. Writing in both French and English, she translates her own work and is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as plays, children's books and screenplays. Fault Lines, her eleventh novel, won France's prestigious Prix Femina in 2006.
Huston... is a master of emotional shifts and indirection; what looks like meandering in Infrared is a narrative chess game, every move worth watching.
New York Times
Flows with a thematic coherence built up out of many small and tenuously connected episodes. Huston shows her usual mastery of complicated structure, her wide cultural knowledge and her brilliant, assured portraiture.
Globe and Mail
Poetic... ruminative and sensual