The Woman in the Picture Author:James Wilson Book has ISBN of: 0-571-23140-3 — Germany, 1927. A younge Englishman, Henry Whitaker, arrives in the dying Weimar Republic on a desperate pilgrimage. The unexpected outcome will change the course of his life - spurring him into a career in cinema, first as assistant to the legendary director Arthur Maxted, and then as one of Britain's foremost ... more »documentary-makers. But he yearns to create a feature film of his own - a work of art which will finally silence the obsession that still haunts him.
Oregon, Usa, the present. An out-of-the-blue request from a film historian forces Henry's daugher, Miranda, to start confronting ghosts of her own past. Did her father - as she has always supposed - drive her mother to suicide? Or does her half-repressed childhood memories hint at an altogether more complex and extraordinary truth?
With great narrative skill and his rare gift for language, James Wilson brilliantly weaves these two strands together, in a rich and impassioned novel about love, war, art, consequence and guilt.« less