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Afterimage: A Novel

Afterimage - Helen Humphreys A tense and sublimated triangle is at the heart of “Afterimage“: Isabelle, the reluctant lady who is a pioneer in photography and wants to be respected for her work rather her station; her husband Eldon, a sickly man who never got to be an explorer and who works out his disappointments in the making of maps; and Annie Phelan, the Irish maid who disturbs an already chaotic household with her quiet beauty and intelligence. Disappointment and longing suffuse this novel, each actor trapped in the static nexus of class and stifled by circumstance.Full review