Afterimage by Helen Humphreys

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Inspired by the photographs of Julia Margaret Cameron, Afterimage is a provocative, passionate, yet delicate Victorian novel. When the young Irish maid Annie Phelan arrives at the country home of Isobelle and Eldon Dashell, she is swept into a world of artistic ambitions and hidden passions. But she also discovers a marriage that has grown distant and two people who see her as a blank slate upon which to project their own desires and failed dreams. Jealousy, longing and sensuality intertwine in this mesmerizing novel of aesthetic obsession and unfulfilled dreams.


About Helen Humphreys

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HELEN HUMPHREYS’s memoir, Nocturne, was widely acclaimed, and her most recent novel, The Reinvention of Love, was a national bestseller. Coventry was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Humphreys won the the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for Afterimage and the Toronto Book Award for Leaving Earth; her much-loved novel, The Lost Garden, was a Canada Reads selection. The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Humphreys lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Published November 16, 2010 by HarperCollins. 247 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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